With this in mind, parents cannot choose to make their child extremely smart or blonde, without knowing the dangers ahead. People should not have access to genetically altering their children because of people’s views on God and their faith, the ethics involving humans, and the possible dangers in tampering with human genes. Although it is many parent’s dream to have the perfect child, or to create a child just the way they want, parents need to realize the reality in genetic engineering. Sometimes a dream should stay a figment of one’s imagination, so reality can go in without the chance of harming an innocent child’s life.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down has challenged me to start thinking about different ways to approach cultural barriers. Using the Lee family and Lia as an example, the book identifies the challenges that the family faced over the years and the challenges that the providers experienced as well. As a result, the book highlights the need for cross-cultural communication in medicine, in an attempt to eliminate the barriers faced by both parties. On completing the book, my feelings towards the Lee family changed. Initially I was frustrated because Lia’s parents seemed adamant and unwilling to take care of her, considering the severity of the illness.
What would it be like to come to a country and not understand anything about its health care system? To many this would be a very daunting task. Unfortunately, this is the scenario that the Lee family has to deal with in the book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. The Lee family, and the other thousands of Hmong immigrants, try to understand and navigate the complex and sometimes confusing health care system of the United States. As the book points out, the values and ideals of the Hmong culture and the United States health care system are not always the same and sometimes come into great conflict with each other.
Parents need to open their eyes and look at how outstanding and superior the pros are while comparing the pros and cons of vaccines. Parents should make sure that their children are vaccinated to ensure that they do not develop any preventable illnesses. Children do not want to deal with being sick, and parents do not like to handle a child who are experiencing physical illnesses. You can save money through vaccinations. They do not cause harm to your child, especially not in any form of brain damage.
The reason for her shame was because she was violated from having something precious taken without her consent and for not being able to not do anything. She was not thrill... ... middle of paper ... ...rents on your side since the beginning? When you knew what was going on, having two sets of parents. Or would you rather not have any trace of your birth parents? That meaning you would not know any of your history.
His reasoning is this: those individuals seeking an abortion should have been responsible enough to have not conceived an unwanted child. Their lack of sexual responsibility should not be an excuse to take human life. Homer, while not legally a doctor (having... ... middle of paper ... ...e that die do so in the commission of a wrongful act, and because of this are to be blamed for their own demise. Perhaps this sounds cold and uncaring to you. My intent is not to make some kind of case for the despising of young pregnant women who seek abortions.
Charlotte’s parents thought otherwise, the Ethics Advisory Committee had to get involved. The debate surrounded if the doctors were in the right to control the life of someone who were incapable of deciding themselves, or is it the parents right. The Ethics Advisory Committee, stated that the parents were superior to those of the hospital and the hospital should conduct with less painful test. Charlotte’s parents wanted the doctors to continue testing until it was determined that her life diffidently had no chance of remaining. Because, of Charlotte’s parents’ desires unfortunately caused Charlotte to die a painful death without her parents.
Doctors and Psychiatrists believe that they do not take part in assisted suicide but they are merely fulfilling their duties to ensure their patients’ wishes are granted. There is also the... ... middle of paper ... ...r medication to end the a patient’s pain or suffering. In my opinion, however, legalizing euthanasia of children is immoral since most teenagers are not able to make simple decisions affecting their lives. The goal of palliative care is to lengthen the child’s life span and minimize suffering. Patients require easy access to palliative care at any given time and as opposed to relying solely on doctors to terminate their life.
Furthermore, vaccinations deserves credit for eliminating disease such as Polio. But the government cannot require vaccinations for such diseases, for they are eradicated. Thus, the vaccines for these disease become unnecessary and a waste of U.S. resources. Moreover, society must question the actions taken by the government to mandate vaccinations. No idea seems too illegitimate, the feasibility that the government contains immoral motives behind requiring vaccines remains a possibility; for, the government does not share much crucial information to society.