91 year old man fatally shoots terminally ill wife - page 4

I'm curious what yall current thoughts on this issue. Considering nursing viewpoints is ever changing and progressing; how do you feel about someone doing this in the sake of love or pity? For me... Read More

  1. by   klone
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Still doesn't change the fact that what he did is legally considered murder.
    Possibly true, but sometimes what is illegal and what is unethical are two different things.
  2. by   Farawyn
    Quote from klone
    Possibly true, but sometimes what is illegal and what is unethical are two different things.
    I don't know when shooting someone in the head is ethical. Unless said person is trying to kill me or others.
  3. by   MunoRN
    I think we're oversimplifying the categories here, euthanasia is made up of two distinct categories; voluntary and involuntary euthanasia. Involuntary euthanasia is straightforward murder, voluntary euthanasia not so much and is probably closer to assisted suicide on the ethical spectrum than involuntary euthanasia.

    There a number of facts that would needed to have a meaningful ethical discussion, none of which are included in any of the news articles I've seen on the case.
  4. by   Anna Flaxis
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Still doesn't change the fact that what he did is legally considered murder.
    I don't care about that. What is legal and what is moral or ethical are not synonymous. Again, we don't know what happened. She may have asked him to do it, for all we know, and he is clearly willing to face the consequences. In the end, it's up to the court to weigh the facts of the case and make a decision.
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    I don't agree with euthanasia.

    Shooting deaths, however, are commonplace in the USA. She was old and sick, why are we more upset about this than the young women and children who are murdered by unstable men with legally obtained weapons every year?
  6. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I don't agree with euthanasia.

    Shooting deaths, however, are commonplace in the USA. She was old and sick, why are we more upset about this than the young women and children who are murdered by unstable men with legally obtained weapons every year?
    I don't think it's an either or thing with people being more upset about this than other gun deaths. This one just happens to be related to health care and is being discussed here.
  7. by   Ruas61
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I don't agree with euthanasia.

    Shooting deaths, however, are commonplace in the USA. She was old and sick, why are we more upset about this than the young women and children who are murdered by unstable men with legally obtained weapons every year?
    You're putting your agenda and interpretation onto a lot of people.

    Discussion of one does not negate another.
  8. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from Ruas61
    You're putting your agenda and interpretation onto a lot of people.

    Discussion of one does not negate another.
    I put what on who?
    I made a couple of comments and asked a pertinent question.
    Perspective.
  9. by   Farawyn
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I don't agree with euthanasia.

    Shooting deaths, however, are commonplace in the USA. She was old and sick, why are we more upset about this than the young women and children who are murdered by unstable men with legally obtained weapons every year?
    I'm not. I'm upset about anyone shot in the head by someone else. Equally upset.
  10. by   Farawyn
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I put what on who?
    I made a couple of comments and asked a pertinent question.
    Perspective.
    Yes. I don't feel put upon by you.
    (Musing aloud is allowed, yes?)
  11. by   Ruas61
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I put what on who?
    I made a couple of comments and asked a pertinent question.
    Perspective.
    I made a comment too about what I heard you say.

    As you say perspective.
  12. by   TheCommuter
    My viewpoints might be controversial, but I feel something's wrong with a society that pays more attention to an animal's suffering while allowing citizens to exist in intractable agony. Hence, the debate will continue perpetually...
  13. by   Farawyn
    Quote from TheCommuter
    My viewpoints might be controversial, but I feel something's wrong with a society that pays more attention to an animal's suffering while allowing citizens to exist in intractable agony. Hence, the debate will continue perpetually...
    I agree.
    But until we have more humane laws in place what he did was murder.

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