ANSWERS: 10
  • That would be murder, plain and simple.
  • Murderer!
  • he is both, it just depends on which side you look at it. In war, we slaughter civilians and just anything in the name of something, some will call the fighters heroes others villains.bush went in for oil(villain) or to free the people(hero), if you look hard enough he can be seen both ways.
  • He'd be a murderer, they have to swear the hippocratic oath which is to preserve life not choose who lives and dies, thats how the law would look at it anyways. Though if that dying patient agreed to this he'd be a hero in my eyes and the doc would be too.
  • Firstly it is illegal. He would get trialed accordingly. Secondly it is not the Doctors decision to take a persons life. Thirdly it is against the 3rd paragraph of the Hippocratic Oath see insert below - "I WILL FOLLOW that method of treatment which according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patient and abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous. I will neither prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient even if asked nor counsel any such thing nor perform the utmost respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life." Source: http://members.tripod.com/nktiuro/hippocra.htm So to summarise I would would have to say the doctor was a murderer.
  • Murderer :)
  • Unless the patient requested it, the doctor has no right to decide who is worth saving and who is not. It's not the choice for the doctor to make.
  • I would think that the family and friends of the one who was killed would consider him a murderer. The family and friends of the 10 he saved may consider him a hero. I think those who did not know any of the patients would probably call him a murderer.
  • Doctor Murder and his hypocritical hippocratic oath.
  • If the dying patient has been determined to be capable of such decisions and has consented to be killed, I think his choosing to die and donate his organs should be legal. If this was legal, I would add the stipulation that the doctor could not do more than present the option to the dying patient. I.e., he could not pressure the patient into agreeing to this. However, due to it being illegal, it would be murder. For the record, I think euthanasia should be legal .If the dying patient is killed other than as stated above, it would be, and should be, murder.

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