“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality” (Socrates ). Death. The means to an end. Game over. Do we as humans have a choice in the matter of choosing life or death, or is that all left up to a higher power? Which is a highly debatable question that has no exact answer. Where should we draw the line in deciding who has that right, the patients, after all it is their life, the family or should it be up to the
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He is expected to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair as a c3 quadriplegic with a low life expectancy, however his brain was not affected by the fall in any way. After the family was knowledgeable about his condition, they asked the doctors if Bowers could be removed from his medical induced coma to be enlighten about his situation just only hours after the accident. The doctors did so so Bowers could decide whether or not to continue with life support or choose to end it. Tim’s sister Jenny Bowers, an intensive care nurse, questioned Bowers about his choice to make sure that’s really what he wanted. He then slowly motioned for the doctors of Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, to remove the ventilator. He died shortly after, only lasting five hours. Family and friends of around seventy-five had gathered around the waiting room singing songs and praying together in the short time before he left this world.
Tim Bowers was competent (having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully). Bowers was in a medical induced coma (a temporary coma brought on by a controlled dose of a barbiturate drug), and he could still hear what was going on around him. If there is no damage to the brain, the hearing is the last to go. This is why it’s suggested for people to talk to a person in a coma. According to the BBC ethics guide, which is the British public service broadcasting statutory corporation whose primary responsibility is to offer