Physician Assisted Suicide

Use this forum to discuss the October Book of the Month "McDowell" by William H. Coles.
Post Reply
Sirlimu01
Posts: 53
Joined: 10 Sep 2018, 14:49
Currently Reading: Kaiserjaeger
Bookshelf Size: 244
Reading Device: B00I15SB16

Re: Physician Assisted Suicide

Post by Sirlimu01 » 30 Oct 2018, 23:53

I think physician assissting suicide is not reasonable and fair. It should not view in one pespective but rather in a dual way. Life is so precious and need not to be tamperred with. The role to be played by physician is to make avenue for life expansion.

User avatar
Jacci
Posts: 79
Joined: 19 Sep 2018, 23:44
2019 Reading Goal: 200
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jacci.html
Latest Review: Of Zots and Xoodles by Zarqnon the Embarrassed

Post by Jacci » 31 Oct 2018, 04:44

N_R wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 04:01
Eww.... euthanasia is a very difficult theme which can generate such conversation and discussion. I think that it is very hard to make a good decision about this, but I like the idea that the theme is touched on.
I agree, euthanasia is very hard. I'm so sad for some people to come to a choice between their loved ones on life and death. It seems so scary

Sahar Majid
Posts: 160
Joined: 09 Aug 2018, 14:53
Currently Reading: World, Incorporated
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sahar-majid.html
Latest Review: Iron Crossed by Renata Rose and Phil Rose

Post by Sahar Majid » 31 Oct 2018, 12:42

Honestly this is a difficult debate. I can understand where people are coming from religiously and all but maybe we should leave it up to fate or nature because just like Mcdowell's situation, you never know when it might turn around. In the case of Jeremy though, he was pretty harmful to everyone else so I'm not sure whether it was justified in this case or not.

User avatar
Jacci
Posts: 79
Joined: 19 Sep 2018, 23:44
2019 Reading Goal: 200
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jacci.html
Latest Review: Of Zots and Xoodles by Zarqnon the Embarrassed

Post by Jacci » 31 Oct 2018, 21:47

Isaiah Lokeno wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 07:49
For christians me include, I totally disagree with euthanasia because you cannot know God's plans on someones future, God is the giver of life and He should be the only one to take it
You're right! If only everyone knows the value of life.
:cooking: :cooking: reading while cooking is the best! :techie-reference: :lol2:

User avatar
mosael
Posts: 3
Joined: 01 Nov 2018, 07:27
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by mosael » 01 Nov 2018, 07:32

CommMayo wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 08:46
While it isn't a major theme in the book, the issue of euthanasia comes to the fore. Do you agree with McDowell'ss view on physician assisted suicide? Did his experiences with it change your preconceived notions about euthanasia?
As I would like to think, benevolence murdering is as yet a wrongdoing. In the event that I were in his shoes, I would have given Jeremy a chance to live and apologize amid that last minutes of his life. It's God who gave us life, and He ought to have the main ideal to take it away.

User avatar
ShailaSheshadri
Posts: 222
Joined: 27 Apr 2018, 03:06
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-shailasheshadri.html
Latest Review: Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

Post by ShailaSheshadri » 01 Nov 2018, 12:22

If I were in Mc Dowell's shoes, I would not have been able to consider euthanasia with Jeremy. But, I don't want to say that Mc Dowell did a bad thing. He was a doctor, and he would have assessed the condition of Jeremy properly before taking the decision. It looks like Mc Dowell came to know there was no hope for his revival. As portrayed in the story, Jeremy was critically ill, and he was not responding to the treatments. Plus, he was responsible for his mother's dying state. All these circumstances make me think that Mc Dowell's decision is not bad.

User avatar
sarahmarlowe
Posts: 281
Joined: 02 Jun 2018, 18:57
2019 Reading Goal: 70
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 5
2018 Reading Goal: 70
Favorite Book: One Second After
Currently Reading: Snow Sometimes Falls
Bookshelf Size: 99
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sarahmarlowe.html
Latest Review: The Ultimate Island by Amit Offir
Reading Device: B00KC6I06S

Post by sarahmarlowe » 01 Nov 2018, 21:59

I don’t think this was a case of physician-assisted suicide. Jeremy didn’t ask for help, and Hiram acted as a grandfather who happened to be a physician.
sarahmarlowe
You can spend your time however you want, but you can spend it only once. :eusa-think:

User avatar
fredrick otieno
Posts: 182
Joined: 13 Aug 2017, 16:19
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 8
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 14
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-fredrick-otieno.html
Latest Review: Kennedy's Revenge by Stephen L Rodenbeck

Post by fredrick otieno » 02 Nov 2018, 03:30

In as much as euthenasia is considered a crime and illegal, people would still be willing to do it.

User avatar
Hiruni Bhagya 81
Posts: 212
Joined: 31 Aug 2018, 14:43
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 106
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-hiruni-bhagya-81.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 » 02 Nov 2018, 06:03

Allowing a person who tried to commit suicide to continue suffering might have looked pointless to Hiram since he's a practical man. But I think what Hiram did was wrong. We can't decide whether a person should die or live. So, assisting in a suicide can't be justified by telling it's what that person wanted or it might bring closure to the family members.

User avatar
Kharyi
Posts: 1
Joined: 20 Sep 2018, 02:13
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Kharyi » 02 Nov 2018, 12:22

it is generally not acceptable based on suicide isn't a very good thing to do. The mercy killing in some cases should be considered if the person couldn't stand the pain they go through daily. Wish everybody good health though

User avatar
Haylee McKinney
Posts: 1
Joined: 02 Nov 2018, 20:19
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Haylee McKinney » 02 Nov 2018, 20:23

I do not agree with assisted suicide. In my opinion, it is the same as killing someone. It is a crime and in the end it isn’t your body to have say over whether you stay alive or not, it’s God’s.

User avatar
Thokchom Alice
Posts: 225
Joined: 10 Oct 2018, 04:48
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 40
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-thokchom-alice.html
Latest Review: First Family by Alice Langholt

Post by Thokchom Alice » 02 Nov 2018, 23:20

I totally disagree with this kind of practice. A life is in the hand of God. He can only decide the last moment of a person. A physician's duty is to try to save a life in any possible way. He can't terminate a person's life just because he was given the consent.
A joke is to entertain people. If it fails to do so, it's something else!

User avatar
fredrick otieno
Posts: 182
Joined: 13 Aug 2017, 16:19
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 8
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 14
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-fredrick-otieno.html
Latest Review: Kennedy's Revenge by Stephen L Rodenbeck

Post by fredrick otieno » 03 Nov 2018, 02:10

The physician nay be did put himself in Jeremy's shoes, and he saw no life no matter what. But even with that, there is no single justifiable reason to take a life.

User avatar
prospero360
Posts: 525
Joined: 09 Jul 2017, 06:19
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 144
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 52
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-prospero360.html
Latest Review: Almost Mortal by Christopher Leibig

Post by prospero360 » 03 Nov 2018, 10:01

I don't agree with the concept of euthanasia, but there are always special cases that just make me want to rethink my opinion on it, just like any other concept.

User avatar
somersas13
Posts: 16
Joined: 22 May 2018, 12:02
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 14
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-somersas13.html
Latest Review: If Life Stinks, Get Your Head Outta Your But's by Mark L. Wdowiak

Post by somersas13 » 03 Nov 2018, 11:19

While normally I personally don't have an issue with physician assisted suicide, it has to be conducted in the right circumstances. A plan must be in place for the patient ahead of time with a directive and a humane method so that it can be clear no crime took place and it was under the wishes of the patient. In this case, Hiram took it upon himself without discussing his plan with anyone and it wasn't even clear if he had thought out this plan or its implications well, either. He did it impulsively, and though he claims he did it for Ann, the family, and Jeremy himself; Hiram is an extremely selfish and ambition driven person who is often given to fits of anger. I think he was enraged by the murders and suicide attempt because of how it affected Hiram, not any one else. He was worried about his own PR. This incident ruined his chances at his federal government position and he was already under scrutiny for other issues so when this happened I think he was angry and not thinking clearly. In the end, it was probably for the best given the circumstances, but I really think it was for the wrong reasons.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "McDowell" by William H. Coles”