Huttmann's decision that certain patients should have the right to die, as in the case of the cancer patient, Mac, the stand she took at the very precise moment of giving in to the request of Mac, was a very critical one. Mercy killing at its best or maybe the worst, depending on the perspective you have chosen concerning the case at hand. In “A Crime of Compassion,” Mac, presented his right to die, as he was undergoing extreme pain and suffering, to the nurse, Barbara Huttmann, who could have a hand in giving in to Mac's request and in this case which she eventually did. Terminally ill patients can have both rights – to live or to die or is it so? Is euthanasia really a right? What if he or she may be incompetent to decide on their own? Can family, relatives or friends decide for them? Can medical practitioners directly involved on one such case chose the fate of their patients? Can judicial process do it? Is euthanasia morally right? Can the means justify the end? Euthanasia may also be considered as assisted suicide. It is accomplished by a third party, like a physician who aids a terminally suffering person end his life less painfully, an example of which is by using lethal injection or it is accomplished by the person, who is most instances are the terminally ill patients themselves, who by design may effect euthanasia by using such thing as a push button to effect the end of life. Such is a case of assisted suicide. The state of Oregon permits euthanasia as an assisted suicide. Countries like Belgium and the Netherlands allows euthanasia where it is effected through a third party and also one where it becomes an assisted suicide effected by the concerned terminally ill person. In support for euthanasia, people who favor such action points out compassion for people suffering unbearably from illnesses, referring to people affected by Cancer, also of AIDS sufferers or with Alzheimer's disease. They reasoned that why should people who
A Crime of Compassion or Just a Crime?
In “A Crime of Compassions” Barbara Huttman (writer) told the audience in the Phil Donahue show and every person that read A Crime of Compassion about Mac and the way Mac suffered from lung cancer. “Mac was a young, witty, macho cop who walked into the hospital with 32 pounds of attack equipment, looking as if he could of single-handedly protect the whole city, if not the entire state” (par 4). By the vivid description and effects Barbara Huttman gives her….
A Crime of Compassion
A Crime of Compassion by Barbara Huttmann is a story between a nurse and the patient’s wishes to die. The story is about Mac who was a cop that came into the hospital complaining about a cough that seems hard to get rid of. Later test confirmed that he had lung cancer that leads him to be confinement to the hospital. After six months, he lost his hair, bone and youth. Due to his condition, It was normal for Mac to trigger a code blue which announce a patient life is threaten….
A Crime of Compassion
A Crime of Compassion is an essay written by Barbara Huttman. Barbara Huttman is a trained nurse who has two degrees in nursing and she worked as a nurse for over thirty years. Huttman is known for her essays that are mostly about the ethical and moral dilemmas doctors and the medical staff has to go through every day of their working lives. This article was first published in 1983 in Newsweek. The focus of this….
problem but when I read "A crime of Compassion"� by Huttmann , I changed my mind. A terminally ill ends a life of a person who suffered for 6 months and was resuscitated fifty two times in one month. Terminally ill should be a reason to accept whether the person wants to be alive or just die and stop suffering. Only the patient must have right to decide about his own life not even his family has the right to decide for him. Mac was a patient in the story "A crime for compassion"� who wanted to die and….
A CRIME OF COMPASSION
This woman is not a murderer. Barbara Huttmann is a long time nurse
who gave a man named Mac his wish to just die and not continue to suffer.
Mac had terminal cancer, was on loads of pain medication that wasn’t working and
at a hospital where the policy was to resuscitate any patient that stopped breathing.
But he begged her to stop them from resuscitating him and so she did. What
Huttmann did was not wrong. Mac had the right to die with dignity….
Barbara, a nurse, is accused of “murder”, by the audience of a TV show named the Phil Donahue show. She had a patient, named Mac, who had lung cancer and was resuscitate 52 times. It was between the years of 1970s and 80s, and the law of how many times someone should be resuscitated have not passed yet. Barbara injected Mac with pain medication and did not press the code button until after he was dead. Now after being resuscitated for that amount of time you could only imagine his pain and stress….
Is Compassion Really a Crime?
Imagine standing in a hospital room watching a man suffer in agonizing pain day after day and not being able to do anything about it. This is the situation that Barbara Huttmann faces in her essay "A Crime of Compassion." Huttmann, a nurse, is forced to watch Mac live in agonizing pain without legally being able to let him die. The message that she displays in her essay is suffering people should be permitted to die if they aspire to do so. Using various rhetorical….
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Summary & Response: Barbara Lazear “On Compassion”
In “On Compassion” Barbara Lazear shows three main examples on how people in the Manhattan area show compassion for the homeless people in their community. After she gives the three main examples she then goes on to question whether they are actually showing compassion or if they are showing pity, care, or simply just selfishness. She also goes on to wondering if….
BARBRA HUTTMAN A CRIME OF COMPASSION
The author‘s story really moved me in a way that was very unexpected. I thought that I was very much pro life in any given situation, but after reading her story it really made me think about the patient and how we should be more willing to listen to what they want. I think the main reason that I have sided with her is my family has been through a tragic time of sickness, when my step father had cancer. He knew right away that he did not want to be resuscitated….
addition self-care for caregivers is important because “over time, the stress of helping others can cause symptoms like anxiety, sleeplessness and irritability that interfere with everyday life. This response is often referred to as "compassion fatigue." Left untreated, compassion fatigue can lead to burnout and other conditions that may not go away on their own” (2014). Thus, it’s important that caregivers strive to avoid burned-out and implementing yoga for caregivers at adult day centers….