A nurse’s job is to make the patient feel comfortable and provide a friendly feel, which is difficult to do if hospitals and other medical facilities rely heavily on assisted suicide. According to the ANA, the procedure opposes “the ethical traditions of the profession”(Clair). The doctors are in a quite different situation. When you look in depth at the operation itself, many professionals imply that the doctor “are accessories of fact to homicide”(Clair). That means the doctor is assisting with the homicide because the patient’s death was only possible if the doctor contributed the needed drugs.
I find it despicable that someone could kill an innocent person just because they want to escape reality with a dangerous drug. Then there is the theory that enemy soldiers are innocent because those people just have different ideals, but that is another paper. This presentation made me think about how different my life would be if I was an opium user. I would never have any money because it would all go to my drug habit. I also would not be in anywhere near as healthy as I am currently.
In order to lower the amount of opiate addicts the stigma that used to be associated with opiate use needs to return. The fear that used to surround opiate use was one of the only reasons opiates were not used as medication. As long as opiates are being used as a way to physically and mentally escape from pain, America will continue to suffer from opiate
However, it is often closely linked to Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) to the point that some practitioners use the two terms synonymously (Venosa). People with ASPD do not live by the same social guidelines as their friends and colleagues. Furthermore, people with the disorder tend to be callous, have a lack of empathy, and love manipulation. People with ASPD often give no regard to how their actions may affect other individuals; often, they only give regard to their own desires. People with ASPD are less extreme than psychopaths (Cohen).
Although there are many positive aspects of medically assisted suicide, there are also many negative aspects. Those who disagree with assisted suicide feel as though it is unethical. How is it ever right for us to purposefully kill another human being. As a health care providers role, it is their duty to do whatever they can to maintain the wellness of their patient. According to 8 Main Pros and Cons of Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide (2014), all health care providers must follow the Hippocratic Oath, which in it states that physicians are unable to give deadly medications to a patient, whether requested or not and they aren’t allowed to suggest it to a terminally ill patient either.
Stigma and discrimination against the ill prevent people from seeking mental health care. Misunderstanding and myths surrounding mental ill health are widespread. Despite the existence of several effective treatments for mental disorders, there is a belief that they are either untreatable or that people with mental disorders are incapable of making decisions or that mental illness doesn't exist at all. This stigma can lead to abuse, denial of basic needs, rejection and isolation and exclude people from health care or support. Human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disability are routinely reported in most countries.
Now, people say that impartiality should be promoted to prevent the risk of HIV/AIDS infection transmission from healthcare worker to patient. Although this impartiality can somehow reduce the chances of infection transmission, but on the other hand, from the fear of being stigmatize will decreases their self-esteem and due to which people will start isolating, individual avoid coming forward for seeking medical advices and treatment, which will at the end deepen the adverse effects of disease. According to ILO (2012), discrimination and stigmatization of individuals living with HIV/AIDS restrain endeavors aimed at promoting HIV/AIDS prevention. Since HIV/AIDS is a preventable disease, it cannot be transmitted through casual contacts, so in spite of avoiding HIV/AIDS infected healthcare workers we should support them in accommodation at their
(Presently, doctors that use to believe that evil possession occurs as a problem brought on by a person’s mental or physical incapability’s, happens to be losing its validity. For anthropologists, psychologically oriented scholars of religion, and psychological studies, attest that demonic possession consists of nothing to do with a person’s mental or physical state before the possession; (As epilepsy is now thought to have nothing to do with evil possession.) Their research concludes the majority of people to be in perfect physical and psychological health before an evil possession takes place. Nevertheless, among the numerous beliefs that haunt societies, Pan’s ability still affects people through panic, and demonic possession, appearing in cultures globally and taught by a number of medical doctors.
It means that it is not right for the terminally ill people that are suffering to be alive. There is different way of saying about the moral distinction between passive euthanasia and active euthanasia. Most people think that it is acceptable to allow doctors to end their patient’s life by withholding the treatment but it is not accepted to kill a patient through an intended process (deliberate act). However, some doctors or medical specialist agree and accept that the doctors are free to provide death to any patients that they want without discussing the moral problem of them if they consciously killed the
Mental illness has been a very underrated medical issue. It was long believed that people with mental illnesses were cursed by a higher being, possessed by the devil, or disgraceful. Children were kept away from their parents and adults were banished from their homes and communities. Although mental illnesses have become less stigmatised over the years, people with mental illnesses, who do not come from middle class or affluent communities, still do not have access to the proper information and care that they need. It seems that those who reside in underserved, urban communities are not aware of the truths of mental health, especially mental illnesses.