Body: A doctor’s function has changed over time. In the past, the doctor was a person who besides being your friend treated the diseases. Now a doctor is a stranger who combats diseases, but he/she is not always your friend. What will never change is their constant struggle against death. However, their job is not only to prevent death but also to improve their patient’s quality of life. Many times there is nothing a doctor can do to prevent a patient from dying if the patient has a terminal disease; all he/she can do is wait for death to arrive. This waiting time can be very painful for both the patients and the people who surround them. Not practicing euthanasia at the request of the dying …show more content…
C. Health care cost will be reduced which would save the patients’ family from spending unnecessary money.
1. We regularly debate how to provide cheaper prescription drugs, care for the uninsured, and fight the skyrocketing costs. Anything we can do to reduce that burden helps. Consider the huge cost of keeping a dying patient alive for several months 2. You must pay for x-rays, lab tests, drugs, hospital overhead, medical staff salaries, etc. It is not unheard of for medical costs to equal $50,000-100,000 to keep some patients alive.
3. Wouldn’t this money be better spent on patients that are more likely to be saved, there’s also the estate that the dying patient leaves behind.
D. Vital organs are able to be saved and used to save other lives
1. There is always a long waiting list for hearts, livers, kidneys, and other organs needed to save lives. 2. If the diseases are allowed to run their course this may cause these organs to become weak or to just stop working altogether.
E. Infringement of rights 1. deciding if you want to be alive or not is a personal decision. Neither the doctors nor the