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Old Today, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by Pennsport View Post
LOL... i know right? Why some think it's incumbent on society to save the lives of dangerous criminals is just strange.
The Hippocratic Oath makes no exceptions based on character or behavior. It's clear as day:

"First, do no harm."

Allowing those exceptions, even if many would think them reasonable, puts us on a slippery slope downward into the worst aspects of our nature.

Let the legal system judge the behavior of a person. The medical system's job is to keep that person alive if at all possible.
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Old Today, 06:00 AM
 
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The Hippocratic Oath makes no exceptions based on character or behavior. It's clear as day:

"First, do no harm."

Allowing those exceptions, even if many would think them reasonable, puts us on a slippery slope downward into the worst aspects of our nature.

Let the legal system judge the behavior of a person. The medical system's job is to keep that person alive if at all possible.
Years ago, when my cousin was working rescue for the PFD, they'd slow things up when called one too many to an address with an addict.


Narcan is a terrible for families of addicts and society in general.
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Old Today, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Years ago, when my cousin was working rescue for the PFD, they'd slow things up when called one too many to an address with an addict.


Narcan is a terrible for families of addicts and society in general.
Having run into people doing the opioid lean more frequently on public transportation of late, I can't say that I completely disagree with your comment above.

But I'm not willing to say "let 'em die" either if it's possible not to. Call me soft, then, but I'm not sure that drug addiction is the same as murder. Suicide, maybe - but we try to keep people from doing that too.
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Old Today, 11:46 AM
 
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The Hippocratic Oath makes no exceptions based on character or behavior. It's clear as day:

"First, do no harm."

Allowing those exceptions, even if many would think them reasonable, puts us on a slippery slope downward into the worst aspects of our nature.

Let the legal system judge the behavior of a person. The medical system's job is to keep that person alive if at all possible.
Right, I fully understand why a HCP would do everything in his/her power to address the health of literally anybody (from a convicted serial killer to Mother Teresa). What I was referring to is the commentator on this blog for whom the thought of saving this individual seemed to immediately come to mind. NOTE: I went back to the comment I was referencing and apparently I misread. The poster was talking about an innocent victim who was shot and bled out rather than the shooter from another crime that was initially being discussed. So... disregard my post.
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