How has medical ethics changed our perceptive of the ultimate death?
Euthanasia and organ donating more specifically.
More and more people have come to realize we are spirits having a physical experience. Our bodies essentially are a tool to get around in.
Quite a few people believe once the body dies the spirit continues on. With that in mind it's easier to consider being a donor as one begins to transition. Euthanasia in some form has always been practiced. A doctor may (gradually up the dose) of a morphine drip to "ease" the patient's pain. With no food and water it's just a matter of time.
Today it's not uncommon for folks to want to have a say with regard to the "quality of life" they will lead. Many folks have a DNR (Do-not-resuscitate order) on their medical charts in the event they flat line under varying circumstances. They have no desire to be brain dead.
It's usually their loved ones who selfishly refuse to let them go.
Honoring a person's wishes is the highest form of being trustworthy.
So do you think, euthanasia and organ donation has decreased the amount of people dying 'naturally'? And what are your views on John Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death, was he right to respect his patient's wishes? He did justice to them?
Organ donation has "pro-longed the lives" of many people. Ultimately everyone dies whether they receive an organ or opt for euthanasia. John Kevorkian was on the forefront of a movement pushing to extend patient's rights to die on their own terms.
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