The gift of life is an unquantifiable and irreversible gift that at any point must be treated with exclusive care and respect. Man as an ethically moral creature has to respect the fact that life cannot be bought suing material resources. Dir. Death in his knowledge and passion in his profession successfully helps different patients to commit suicide. Terminally ill patients might be perceived as an unnecessary an expensive dependents by those who lack the understanding of virtue ethics. As a professional health practitioner, Dr. Jack should be the savior of the terminally ill patient through his relentless efforts to help these patients enjoy their last days on earth. Unfortunately, he appears to view these patients as unnecessary people who require little or no health aid rather than death. I exclusively agree with the verdict of the jury to send Dr. Death to twenty four years in jail for murder.
Health care professionals are professionally trained to help secure life and not terminate life. Therefore the actions of Dr. Jack reveal gross misconduct, hatred and lack of professional discipline. Ailments tend to corrupt the normal brain functioning and hence the patient cannot perceive the sober and rightful action in their lives at the terminally ill condition. The role of Dr. Kevorkian at this point should be saving the patient’s life or ensuring that the patient lives to the maximum end with minimal suffering. On the contrary, the doctor opts to aid his patients commit suicide as the only refuge to ailment. This is grossly in humane, unethical and unprofessional.
Personally I choose to be optimistic though out my life. If a Dr. Death character confronts me with an option of committing suicide even in the highest level of agony and suffering, I would never adopt such an option. I am a strong believer that every course in one’s life has a positive end hence there is no reason to take way the chances made for others through death.
Miller, J. L. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality. Oxford University press.