DQ 2 - In the situation that I had to deal with these...

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I believe that Terry Schiavo should of been allowed to live out her life and die when it was her time to go. She may of had brain damage but as you can see in the video that was shown of her she was able to move her eyes which would lead me to believe that she was conscious, but just not able to communicate because of the damage that was done to her brain. There were many doctors who said that she would never improve beyond a state of perpetual vegetation, but that does not mean she was not aware of what was going on around her. The removal of her feeding tube was depriving her of a basic human right. I have worked in situations where I have had to deal with people who are dying. It is in no way an easy thing to have to watch and in fact it is sad.
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Unformatted text preview: In the situation that I had to deal with these people were never denied their right to food and fluids. Many times they were given these things just to ensure that they were comfortable until the time that they did pass. I do not feel that is any court or individual's right to choose whether another should die or live. It is the responsibility of an individual to make sure that there wishes are put into a legal document so that if something does happen their wishes are known. If there is no such document in place then I believe that what is best medically for the person should be done, but only in cases where there is no chance that the person will ever become conscious....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course CRT 205 205 taught by Professor Jimmy during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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