Analysis Of A Crime Of Compassion By Barbara Huttman

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Throughout American society, the citizens believe that they have rights that protect their free will. The citizens assume that every right given to them is for protection. They do not realize that a right can harm them. Truthfully, some of the rights that are given to the people by the governemnt are not benefical. In A Crime of Compassion by Barbara Huttmann, the author expresses her opinion towards the right of being revived. Do people have a right to end agonizing pain? Barbara Huttman’s “A Crime of Compassion” shares a small connection to my past. Taking a step 8 years into the past, my grandmother got extremely sick rapidly. She entered the hospital to discover that she had breast cancer. Cancerous cells had been spreading in her body …show more content…
The passage concurs with my view of this topic. As individauls, we should have the choice to end anguish, because this choice does not interfere with anyone else’s wellbeing. Furthermore, people should not have to suffer extreme pain if they know the cannot be cured. Huttman states, “Until there is a legislation making it a criminal act to code a patient who has requested the right to die, we will all of us risk the same fate as Mac” (Huttman 334). A patient should be allowed to have this choice. Additionally, The doctors and nurses should not be acused of murder, because they did not actually kill the patient. When Mac gets worse, he whispers, “‘Pain. . . no more. . .Barbara… do something. . . God, let me go’” (334). For many cases, the pain that a patient endours is worse than the thought death. People should not be forced to be tormented by their own pain. If a patient expresses to a nurse or doctor that they are in an enormous amount of pain and do not want to be revived, then medical practitioners should be allowed to use a no code. Medical staff should not be forced to keep continuously dying people alive and watch those people cry out in …show more content…
Corrispondingly, the choice of rivival is extremely important when our families are involved by being placed in similar situations. Sometimes, families gets the choice to “pull the plug”, but many times they do not want to see their loved one pass away, which is forcing the person to suffer. Patients should not be prevented if they really want to end the pain of rivival and medical practitioners should be allowed to authorize this without punishment. In Mac’s case, he and his wife, Maura, were unable to pick his fate at all. Maura exclaims, “‘No. . .don’t let them do this to him. . .for God’s sake. . .please, no more’” (345). Our community should fear this, because individauls should have a choice when experiencing an abundance of pain. When patients decide that this is their time, the nurses or doctors should not be held accountable for patients’

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