As a continuation of an analysis of ethical dilemma about Euthanasia, our group Interviewed an administrator, a spiritual leader, a friend and a healthcare colleague about their Philosophy and worldviews of euthanasia utilizing eight specific questions as well as explaining and gathering reactions and opinions about two important, nationally-known cases involving Euthanasia. The controversial and ethical cases of Dax and Terry Schiavo were presented and discussed. Comparisons were made, similarities and difference were noted between the two cases with the opinions of the Interviewees.
The first question asked is as follows; considering the use of advanced technology, do you agree with utilizing such measures to keep patients alive that have a very poor or non-promising prognoses? The second question, do you consider following the individual's wishes, fulfilling family decisions or implementing the Medical Power of Attorney to be an ethical practice when a patient is in a vegetative state and has chosen to not be kept alive?. The third, how should the healthcare team help the family in their decision? Should we follow the recommendations given by the physician or should we support the family in their decision to continue care, even though all medical interventions have been exhausted and no optimistic changes aimed at survival have been seen? The fourth, what religious organization are you affiliated with and what are your feelings on euthanasia? The fifth, do you feel it is right or wrong in God's eyes? The sixth, do you feel that it is a person's right to choose death over life? The seventh, do you feel that the family should have the right to choose if a patient is unable like the Terri Schiavo? The eight questions, how long do you think a family should allow their loved one to live when they cannot choose for themselves?
The interview was conducted with a hospital administrator, Ms. Casano about her views and opinions on what...