Posted: September 26th, 2017
Health Care is a universal profession and inevitably the health care worker will come in contact with people from diverse religions and diverse religious faiths. Health worker is supposed to be neutral towards the patients believes and he should work with the same compassion and care irrespective of the faith of the person. Health care worker should remain adaptable to the diverse faiths existing in the society. The current write-up is a critical consideration of the ethics and view points as provided by Christianity and Buddhism for the George’s case. The discussion proceeds with a comparative analysis of the views and the possible actions suggested by Christianity and the Buddhism. After the critical evaluation of the world views from the said two faiths, there is personal reflection presented in the context from my own believes and interpretation of righteousness (Entwistle, 2015).
Case Brief: George is an accomplished legal professional and is at present in his mid-fifties. In a recent minor accident he met in the playground and by subsequent diagnosis, he is found to possess AMS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). It is a dangerous disease with progressive degradation traits of the brain nerves and the spinal cord. It will progressively will cause motor deterioration and the muscle atrophy will be caused to point of complete muscle control loss to the patients. Generally it is expected that patients with this disease will live not more than 3 to 5 years and in extremely uncommon cases, they can live up to 10 years. The victims will lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe progressively
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