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IN People ON 25 Dec, 2015
Euthanasia the act of mercy-killing for 'hopeless' medical patients have always been an ethical issue even up to date. Before considering this act, the extremes of the conditions, as well all the exhaustion of salvage mechanisms should be resorted at first.
Relatives' reaction and decision, moreover, is important in prolonging this 'aid' or 'life support'. They will do anything to make up for it. In situations where the life of a severely suffering individual is about to be halted, there is pain stabbing his/her immediate relatives who witnessed almost everything. Up to the last minute, they believe that this life support will revive the almost-departing family member. But then, there are some circumstances--identified by doctors and technologists--wherein the system should be given up.
In come cases, these opinions are subject to an extensive debate between capable parties involved, or sometimes it is sprouting to an all-out war.
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January this year, George Pickering III experienced a highly fatal form of stroke. It made him comatose for some time. Then, an announcement boomed George III's immediate family.
Upon hearing the news, father George Pickering II (right), pressured the doctors to exert more efforts to cure his then announced 'brain-dead' son George III (left), by pointing guns, together with being hysterical.
George II barged in the Tomball Regional Medical Center, Texas, only thinking about his 27-year old son's betterment in his mind.
Father Pickering, according to the story was the only one who's negative about 'stopping' George III's life support. His disagreement caused almost four hours of a stand-off.
While drunk, he believed that the diagnosis is not yet final. George II pointed guns to medical personnel. Finally, his other son was able to take away the gun from his hold.
Hysterical father positioned near the near-dead victim when suddenly, son George managed to move his hand and squeezed father George's. That was when George passed through the comatose stage.
Son George's movement spread a ray of hope through father George's heart and mind. He realized that he made a mistake, but, at least he did his part. He surrendered to the authorities afterwards.
Things get better just recently. George was already in good shape for months now, and Daddy George was released from imprisonment.