Terminal care Yes every individual has the right to reach as old an age as

Terminal care yes every individual has the right to

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Terminal care Yes, every individual has the right to reach as old an age as possible. But every person nearing the end of their life should also have the right to decide how they want to go. Most do not fear the end. As the time approaches, people become increasingly detached and willing to embark on their last journey. When we hear talk about the “older people” and we are told that it is our moral duty to protect them, many picture sprightly seniors who are enjoying their time on ocean liners. In reality, the endangered elderly are multi-morbid individuals at the end of their lives. People who have not been able to leave their beds for days, weeks or months. People whose tumours have spread throughout their bodies and are in constant pain. People who cannot go on anymore and
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maybe do not want to go on. People who sometimes just wait for a kind fate to relieve them of their suffering. Amidst all the protective measures for the high-risk groups in retirement and nursing homes, at the end the individual decision should have the highest priority. Most no longer care whether their loved ones bring the coronavirus to them, as long as someone is there to hold their hand, to talk about the past, and to whisper I love you and farewell ( 186 ) . Innocent and vulnerable: our children Children – like the elderly – are the most vulnerable in our society and it is our duty to care for them. Millions of children in the world are suffering acutely from the coronavirus measures. “The coronavirus strikes more children and their families than those who are actually gripped by the infections,” says Cornelius Williams, Head of the UNICEF Child Protection League ( 187 ) . Mental/psychological stress Children cannot thrive without social contacts. Separation from key people like grandma and grandpa, auntie and uncle, their best friends – the closed schools, inaccessible playgrounds and barred sports fields disrupt their lives. Social ethicists point out how vital it is for children to be in contact with their peers ( 188 ) . Educational deficits Children have a right to education. Since the schools have been closed, millions of students are lagging behind according to an estimate of the German Teacher Association. Their president, Heinz-Peter Meidinger, sees educational deficits for approximately 3 million children, especially in students from difficult social backgrounds and from impoverished families ( 189 ) . Physical violence Tens of thousands of children in Germany become victims of violence and abuse every year ( 190 ) . Crime statistics from 2018 show that 3 children die in the aftermath of physical violence every week
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10 children are physically or mentally abused every day 40 children are sexually abused every day And these, of course, are only the known cases. Can you imagine the situation in coronavirus times?
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