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Rhetorical Analysis Of 'Doctors Should Stop Treatment That Is Futile'

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In Kevin t. Keith’s article “doctors should stop treatment that is futile” He addresses his argument on why doctors should should stop futile treatment in a persistent tone.which is addressed to the healthcare network and the families of terminally ill patients. He presented a fair argument with questionable facts, ok anecdotes, and substandard credibility. The facts he uses are questionable at best due to the fact that he has no backing to the facts in his argument. Such as when he states that ”most hospitals and nursing homes have tried not to refuse care...because it leads to bad publicity.” and that “they suck up the cost and write it off” . When reading his argument the reader is not sure whether the information given is legitimate. Due to the lack of works cited his argument become less credible.consequently his credibility starts lacking and becomes subpar. Kevin t. Keith uses quite a bit of personal anecdotes which, unlike his questionable facts which hinder his argument help’s the argument instead. The use of personal anecdotes show’s his emotional connection and his…show more content…
His credibility is not entirely execrable it is saved by the fact that his argument was published and his use of personal anecdotes. His argument was published by Greenhaven press as stated previously it helped out his credibility. If the date the article was written was stated then that might help the article out even more. The article downfall also stated previously was the fact of the author's lack of backing on his facts. So all in all his credibility is ok besides the fact of the lack of backing. Kevin t. Keith addresses his argument on why doctors should should stop futile treatment in a persistent tone.which is addressed to the healthcare network and the families of terminally ill patients. He presented a fair argument with questionable facts, ok anecdotes, and substandard
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