If you were a surgeon would you be willing to amputate a healthy limb?

  1. WookieWonderfuls profile image61
    WookieWonderfulsposted 5 years ago

    If you were a surgeon would you be willing to amputate a healthy limb?

    I ask this question as I'm researching BIID (Body Integrity Identity Disorder) where a person wants/needs to be disabled. should it be exercising free will? Or is it just wrong?

  2. Blake Flannery profile image95
    Blake Flanneryposted 5 years ago

    Not on a person, because it wouldn't be medically necessary and could cause harm.

    If the limb was on a tree in my yard, then yes, and if I was a surgeon, I would have enough money to pay someone else to remove the limb from the tree.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Suicide is also exercising free will but still not a good idea.  Mental illness accounts for BIID and no a surgeon should have no part in that.  I wouldn't do it.

 
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