Decision making workshop
When reading this prompt I was reminded of a movie which takes place in a hospital. The main actor is Denzel Washington. In this movie his son is a regular kid who sadly suffers from a heart failure and needs money to pay for a procedure in which he will receive a transplant from an available donor. The truth of the matter was that his father, Denzel, did not have the available funds to pay for this procedure nor did his health insurance cover even a quarter of the cost. This is a very heartbreaking and difficult decision to have to deal with. On one hand you want your son to be safe, and you know that his only possible chance of surviving is through a procedure that you can not pay for, and on the other hand, your faced with a decision that could possibly kill your only child. What he tries to do is a few tactics to raise some money, drive sales, car washes, canning, and other fund raisers but they fall very short of the amount of money he needed to produce. As it got closer to the date where the transplant would need to take place, It came to his realization that he wouldn’t have the sufficient funds to pay for this procedure and that his son would surely die. At this point, what can one do? He tried to make every possible sacrifice at this point, selling his car as well as other valuables he owned but still couldn’t
resolve this situation.
This point in the movie is where Denzel’s ethics are shot down and his son becomes his number one priority. Denzel holds the entire hospital under siege and will not allow anyone to leave or come in until his sons procedure is guaranteed. Yes it’s a bit drastic in the sense that it is a movie and the drama must be hyped up, but one could very possibly see this happening. The threatening of a loved one of mine, that might cause me or tempt me to not make an ethical decision. Long story short, Denzel gets what he set out to achieve but would have to...