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Unformatted text preview: In my opinion, the details of this case are not as important as all the messages and questions surrounding it. Though the case has been dismissed, the fact that it was a case in the first place is a problem; had this been any other doctor that did not actually work at the hospital, but came to volunteer, the doctor would have been protected by the Good Samaritan Laws. At what point should Good Samaritan Laws apply to people who, under normal circumstances, would receive financial compensation? Furthermore, part or the Good Samaritan Law states that once aid begins, the rescuer must not leave the patient. Is it ethical for a doctor (or any Good Samaritan) to asses a situation and decide to provide quick and easy care for those least likely to “make it” in order to devote the most time to patients who have more of a chance for survival?...
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- Fall '08
- HILGARTNER, S
- English-language films, Good Samaritan law, Anna Pou case