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Extraordinary means of treatment For many years now there have been people who center their lives on giving medical attention to sick patients in need of their care There have also been many doctors who spend their lives developing techniques to help keep people alive as long as possible even when the person quite possibly should have died a natural death a long time ago Does this make what the doctor is doing wrong Doesnt the patient deserve a chance to live the longest and fullest life they possibly can These questions must be weighed on the benefits of the treatment versus the burden of the treatment It may prolong life but will it make the life better or just lengthen the suffering that the patient has to go through These and many other considerations must be taken in account in order to assure the best decision for the patient Money can also be a factor in extraordinary treatment Some people cant afford to have their loved ones in a hospital for very long especially if they are in a coma or other severe illness and might not be able to afford a long-term hospital bill Also if there is a very slim chance of success with the procedure it may not be worth trying to save or preserve the life of the patient Sometimes you may need to take the individuals opinion on the treatments advice If they are able to give a competent decision shouldnt it be used to determine whether or not to go on further with the treatment If extraordinary means are not offered and the patient slowly dies can the doctor just sit and watch and not try and save the patient Is it not the doctors duty to try and save that patient When a doctor graduates from medical school they take an oath in this oath they state to preserve all life So who should they
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