Well on some if that I agree. But here is the thing. I used to do REGs. Back in the 70s. Part of it was advertising brain death. we would up the sensitivity so high we could pick up electrical artefacts from the outlets. ANYWAY 2 coastlines. Done in a very specific manner..And they could pull the plug because ONLY THE machine was breathing<quoted text>
Every must either change, or stagnate and die. Society is no different. I have to disagree with you. For example, I think a doctor should be allowed to assist a terminally ill patient in horrendous pain to die. I also think the family of a brain dead patient should be allowed to let them go by having the doctor turn off the life support. We do that for our pets, why shouldn't we for our loved ones? How would that be possible with a vow to "do no harm"? Not that it's even possible to never do harm anyway.
Had one patient..man in forties..found after stroke but several days old..He was gone but parents couldn't accept..Now this next is gross.
I DID one..flat went back a few days later. They had put him in a private room the smell was horrid..not only was the MY tube auctioning liquid...the nurse explained he was liquefying.
FINALLY SOMEONE git the machines turned off..ok in these conditions..keeping him plugged in was DOING HARM.
AND I know docs make decisions all the time that have that potential. And may make life and death acts or decision that do the same..
Unless there is malpractice or lunacy..these decisions are about sick or Terminal people..
Only during this abortion debate in the last decades. was the practice of ending a Healthy Human life..in the womb ..an issue..And so for political and other reasons..they changed the Oath..
BITNER..ending a terminal life is arguably doing LESS harm than allowing continued suffering sufferinG.
ENDING a Healthy Human life at whatever whatever stage Is Doing harm to That life.