Justified Euthanasia “How terrible it is to love something death can touch” (Albus Dumbledore), is something everyone questions to themselves. There is a great desire to avoid it, but death is inescapable. Death approaches over time or unexpectedly and happens to everyone. In hospitals, a patient’s chance of life can hang by a choice.
Dombrovski and colleagues81, for instance, have reported that elderly suicidal depressives performed worse on measures of frontal executive function as well as memory and attention tests than did non-suicidal elderly depressives. Frontal executive function may be notably pertinent to suicidal behaviour in older adulthood because of its role in effective management of stressful circumstances. Cognitive constriction is also an element in older adult suicide. The common cognitive state in suicide is mental constriction, like rigidity in thinking, narrowing of focus, tunnel vision, and concreteness. The person experiences mixtures of a trauma like poor health or rejection from a family member, moments before his or her death79.
Illustrated in her essay, The Death of the Moth, Virginia Woolf discusses the point in time when she realizes that death is indeed inevitable. As the moth began to perish, Woolf claimed “...against the oncoming doom which could, had it chosen, have submerged an entire city, not merely a city, but masses of human beings; nothing, I knew had any chance against death” (The Death of the Moth, Page, 2). With this statement, Woolf signifies that death is inevitable, that it cannot be stopped, that it cannot be cured, only slowed. It is this thought that most contributes to the act of avoidance and objectivity on the severely ill.
“In recent years, there has been increasing interests in the influence of individualistic and collectivistic cultural orientations on attitudes toward mental illness. Individualism and collectivism are cultural linked attitudes and beliefs”(Hampton 26).Since the beginning, people with mental diseases have always been treated poorly. For instance they were deemed as witches and killed Now people are treated much better. Different cultures treat mental illnesses differently, and their country’s suicide rate reflects accordingly. In America, even though there are programs to help people with mental illnesses, there are still people that feel the stigma and commit suicide because of it.
Let’s see for means.” This shows that his love for Juliet is so powerful that he cannot even consider
Passive euthanasia refers to the withdrawal of treatment that keeps the patient alive. Voluntary euthanasia means that the patient requests assisted suicide, while involuntary euthanasia means that it is done against the patient’s will. Euthanasia started in both the Roman Empire and Greece. In ancient Rome, euthanasia was considered a crime and was taken as murder. In general, Greece accepted euthanasia for patients who are suffering from extreme pain.
But an epidemic of aggressive medical care treatments such as too many procedures,too many blood tests provided by hospitals or clinics are costing our nation 's healthcare system billions of dollars each year. Despite being recognized to be harmful to patients and their loved ones, “aggressive care” is still administered to the majority(75%) of patients, concludes a study done by the American Society of Clinical Oncology(Johnson,2016). After watching the videos and reading the article on medical care my stance on aggressive healthcare is it is unnecessary and I am against it. What people don 't realize is that if we keep providing aggressive health care treatments to individuals suffering from serious illnesses or people living through the end of life it can take a human toll in pain, mental or emotional suffering, severe implications and even death. Most people prefer to die peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones and want care to focus on comfort, but that is not always the case for many patients who die in hospitals hooked up to hospital machines in pain and suffering to hold on for their dear lifes.
Not making time for you The risks: The pressure to "do it all" still pervades many areas of life, and leaves many women with very little free time, resulting in overstress. This phenomenon prompted Time magazine to run a feature article in 1983 called "The Epidemic of the Eighties", and since then countless studies have linked stress with ill health. " Anybody with too much stress needs to rein that in," says cross-cultural corporate psychologist Jasmine Sliger.
Life depression at later age is an important public health issue because of its devastating effects. It is integrated with risk of suicide, decreased physical, morbidity, social and cognitive functioning all of which are in turn associated with increased loss of life (Abas et al, 2003). Depression appears to be less frequent among older adults than earlier in the lifetime. Risk, protective factors, presentation, etiology, and outcomes all represent aspects of the older adult's condition in the lifespan. . The impact of depression on older people is entirely different from younger people.
Though the reason why interventions are made is because with so many people dying from the same mortality factors as suicide by fire arm, suicide by suffocation, suicide by poisoning or addiction the nation decided to take a stand to help others that are in a tough position. For example, an addict goes to an intervention because he/she knows that his/her life is at risk and wants to make a change and by him/her going to the intervention he/ she is taking action upon himself/herself and then learns how to live a newer normal life preventing self-harm for the future. There is a whole lot of interventions that have been created for the past 20 years such as interventions for depression, interventions for alcohol abuse, interventions for suicidal ideation, interventions for survivors of sexual abuse etc.
The spinal pain is a common issue for patients, and lots of them are suffering from the pain for a long time, so many patients rely on using painkiller and anesthetic to reduce these feeling. However, taking an overdose of drugs, patients’ life would be threatened. According to American Chiropractic Association, the writer Crawford writes that in 2010, the statistic that from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that there were 16500 people died because of overdosing painkiller (Crawford). Also, painkiller would make patients be addicted. However, patients want to receive an effective and safe therapy to resolve their diseases instead of taking a risk.
According to CDC, the leading causes of death and which are related to lifestyle include heart diseases,cancer and respiratory diseases. These diseases are lifestyle related because chronic respiratory diseases are to a large extent caused by smoking. Heart diseases and various cancers are caused by eating habits of people which mostly causes high blood pressures and heart failure. Critically looking at the issue, it is apparent that various socio-economic issues contributed to the lifestyle people have adopted. Due to economic constraints many people prefer junk food which are high in cholesterol and sugars which causes the lifestyle diseases.