In the case of a medical shortage of goods and or services, how would you choose candidates to receive treatment? Who gets help first and last?
For arguments sake, please exclude organs from your thoughts.
Answer by momtotrips at 8:46 AM on Aug. 14, 2009
There is a Chinese short story/tale that the kids read in the 6th grade in NC. It is about older people going into the mountains on their journey. As you get into the story, you realize the old people are going to the mountains to die because they have reached the end of usefulness to their village. They now must depend on others instead of contributing. This change lets them know when it is time to leave and go off to die. This woman leaves and her husband goes too because he can't live without her. It is sad and sweet at the same time. This is the old custom. Will be begin this practice? Once you have to depend on others you must go? My FIL is doomed. We have to drive him, fix his meals, and prepare his meds. We still view him as contributing to the family. He is our glue. He brings us together. He makes us laugh. He is of no value to the village, and I don't care. He is valuable to us, but he would be doomed.
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