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A CRIME OF COMPASSION

C comprehension questions 1 describe mac 2 how many

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C. Comprehension questions 1. Describe Mac. 2. How many times did the nurses resuscitate him in one month? 3. What illness did Mac have? 4. Did he want to live? Why? 5. What is “code blue?” 6. Who did more work the doctors or the nurses? 7. What is a “no code” order? 8. Reread paragraph 10, what spiritual judge is she talking about? D. Paraphrasing: 1. It was the Phil Donahue show where the guest is a fatted calf and the audience a 200-strong flock of vultures hungering to pick up the bones. I had told them about Mac, one of my favorite cancer patients. “We resuscitated him 52 times in just one month. I refused to resuscitate him again. I simply sat there and held his hand while he died.” 2. So a TV audience accused me of murder. Perhaps I am guilty. If a doctor had written a no- code order, which is the only legal alternative, would he have felt any less guilty? Until there is legislation making it a criminal act to code a patient who has requested the right to die, we will all of us risk the same fate as Mac. For whatever reason, we developed the means to prolong life, and now we are forced to use it. We do not have the right to die. E. Summarizing: Using the most important details of the article, write a short summative paragraph.
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  • Spring '16
  • Hung Luu
  • English, Code Blue, Phil Donahue, The Phil Donahue Show, beaten old lady, spiritual judge

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