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    Question s/o Washington States Death with Dignity

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    So I saw that many here agree with the Death with Dignity law. I think we have all seen people die slowly that we care about or known somebody who has gone through it. So I'm going to play devils advocate-

    What about the doctors who swore the Hippocratic Oath- "I will neither prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient even if asked nor counsel any such thing nor perform the utmost respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life."

    Do you think this law negatively affects them? Or goes against what they swear to? What are your opinions?

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    I think the oath is outdated ... the one you typed out is expressely against abortion - but abortion is legal and acceptable and performed all the time.

    I don't see how forcing someone to suffer for years until they finally die is helpful and caring in any way if they don't want to go through it.

    so it's a personal chioce- if the Dr is ok with it then there you go.
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    No I dont think it goes against the oath. Some people at the end of life because of whatever disease they have. Making them live goes against the oath in my book. There is only so much that pain meds can control. These people are being FORCED to suffer through it because most insurance companies wont pay out in cases of suicide. We are more humane with our pets than we are humans when it comes to end of life issues.
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    Ok, the oath says "Do no harm". When it becomes a situation where it is clearly doing more harm to let the person suffer, that, IMHO, is breaking the oath more than letting them die with dignity is.
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    The oath also swears to Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea. Do all doctors worship them, too?
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    The oath doesn't mean anything anymore, its just ceremonial. I brought this up in another thread, what about plastic surgery? thats harm. What about planned c-sections for "convenience" wouldn't that be harm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Sponge View Post
    I think the oath is outdated ... the one you typed out is expressely against abortion - but abortion is legal and acceptable and performed all the time.

    I don't see how forcing someone to suffer for years until they finally die is helpful and caring in any way if they don't want to go through it.

    so it's a personal chioce- if the Dr is ok with it then there you go.

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