The doctor is a hero. He together with his nurses are all heroes. The goes out of their ways for other people. A hero is a person who is willing to take a risk; he or she works very hard in order to use his/her special skills and gift to help other people. Doctors and nurses are therefore heroes in the sense that, they are always willing to take risk and safe somebody’s life. They make a decision about an ailing patient just in order to support the patient’s life and bring his/her health back.
Doctors and nurses make differences in other people’s lives. They work very hard in order to keep other people alive. They are faced with very many challenges during their professions and with very critical conditions patient’s conditions. This doctors has to make decisions and especially when the patients are in the life saving machines. Not only the patient’s relatives are afraid and tense concerning their patients, however, the nurses and the doctors are also caring and very supportive. They are afraid and sympathetic about the life of the patient.
According to the American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics, only an adult patient, who is competent may in advance provide and formulate a valid consent to the withdrawal or withholding of the life-support systems in such an event where the illness or injury renders that patient incompetent in making such a decision (Morrow 1). For instance, while the patient is in the life saving machine, bleeding and with a severe lung problem, the nurses and doctors works hard to make sure the patient is out of the life saving machine is very slim line between life and death, the patient can make such a decision or if he/she is unable, he/she can ask a competent adult relative (surrogate) to make such a decision.
Although doctors and nurses therefore work very hard in order to save the life of such a person and approach the family members and give them words of encouragement, telling them everything will be okay; their opinion or decision is not welcome while the patient is in the life-saving support.
Morrow, Angela. Deciding to Withhold or Withdraw Life Sustaining Measures. 20009. Web. 1st March. 2011