Exercise 2.2

Exercise 2.2 - Exercise 2.2 Writing the Essay October 23,...

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Exercise 2.2 Writing the Essay October 23, 2005 Atul Gawande “Desperate Measures” 1) The idea of “Desperate Measures” by Atul Gawande is stated on page 36. He says that a doctor will do anything to “help the patient”. Even if it could lead to many deaths and pain for the patient, trying to help them get through the pain is the goal. A doctor may have to inflict pain on a patient or previous patients to find a cure for something, but the doctor’s job is to try to find a cure for an illness and the success of finding a cure can only be found through previous failures. Helping a patient is what a doctor wants to do most. If a doctor is willing to do anything to help a patient, then he or she will do anything possible to help his or her patient and for future patients. Doing whatever if takes to help a patient is the ultimate goal of a doctor. 2) “How could you be sure that a new procedure would one day prove its worth? You couldn’t.” (Pg 34)
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CONWEST 101 taught by Professor Arcilla during the Fall '08 term at NYU.

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