Malpractice Research Paper

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What’s it like Playing God? Everyday hundreds of pets across the world are euthanized because they have an illness or severe injury. Yes this is hard on a family, but it is morally accepted. So if a human has a terminal disease or an untreatable injury, why is it frowned upon when we mention this? I have chosen this topic to discuss because I saw a cartoon in a book that mentioned it and since I’m going to be a veterinarian that will have to perform many euthanizations to animals, the question “why is human euthanization illegal?” intrigued me. Chemotherapy is one of the most expensive treatments for a patient in America costing roughly around $120,000 to $150,000 a year. Families that have loved ones with a terminal illness or other cancer …show more content…
With euthanization, all that roller coaster can just be avoided. Now that may sound heartless but, in the end, emotional pain is what kills us all. How could the legalization of euthanasia come to be? The controversy isn’t about answering the patient’s death wish, it’s basically allowing malpractice to be legal. Malpractice is committed worldwide just about every day, so why not legalize it; with official papers of course. It’s up to the patient to do what they want with their life, so if they want to end the pain of a disease or other terminal illness with euthanization, then go ahead and let them. On the contrary to everything I just said-BBC.com brings up good ideas of why euthanasia might not be the best thing to allow in the United States. With the legalization of euthanasia, palliative care would start to shoot down. Fighting an illness or disease with a loved one or even just a doctor who cares is hard enough, but it is still comforting. Without that proper care and affection, it’s rough no matter who or what the personality is. The more support from others a human gets, the more character builds within. Suffering makes the heart stronger; and with character comes humility. Some of the most polite, humble people I have known, have made it through a rough time in their life. But, without that care, they wouldn’t …show more content…
Doctors already have that kind of mentality so why give them more reason to believe that. If a doctor wanted someone dead, and they had the “God” mentality, nothing is stopping them from pressuring a family or the patient themselves to consenting to be euthanized. “I am God” is not something a doctor needs in their head. With that authoritative mentality, they can decide, with or without consent, who dies and who doesn’t; which is called malpractice, and that is already highly frowned upon. With any law, come rule breakers. Passing a law that allows human euthanization will bring upon many more challenges than intended. People forge documents more often than not; that being said, the forging of consent papers for euthanization could very easily happen if a doctor decides to pull the God card. Testifying in court would be nearly impossible to prove for the basic reason that the victim would be dead. Now how else would hospitals track this medical procedure? There would be no better tracking system other than signed consent, and that would very easily be

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