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Doctors of the Death Chamber Essay

Atul Gawande, a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, author of New York Times bestseller and National Book Awards, writer and professor in Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He came with this amazing book where one the most interesting and controversial topics “Doctor should participate or not in an executions”. In this chapter, the author tries to persuade us that doctors should not participate in executions. They most follow the doctor’s code, that says;” that doctors should not participate in any execution”. They should act ethically and properly, all this supports the concept that doctors are “healers
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They should not go against their principles of their professions. Also, I can add that the system should be reorganized because it isn’t working well, if our government and courts can’t operate without the assistance of doctors in an execution, well “unconstitutional pain and cruelty” the death penalty should be abolished because it does nothing to prevent murders.
Gawande’s perspective resumes that he agrees with the death penalty, but against the physicians’ participation in executions. He says that ‘he has no illusions that the death penalty deters anyone from murder’. Gawande’s interviews with doctors that had been present in executions and their very controversial perspectives like; ”Dr. A”, did not know the AMAs position; want to help the community thinking, that was the right thing to do, but no longer assist in executions because he did not want to be part of the controversy anymore. Even if he was there for monitoring and was not the executer, he appeared to have trouble with that. ” Dr. B”, He switched his position to be against the death penalty trying to stay in the right side of the code of AMA. For his point of view he was wondering what the death penalty accomplished, when for him the system does not seem right. “Dr. C”, he wants it to be done competently. For him this is part of his health care service, but in his job he must follow the law and it obligates him to provide proper care.” Dr. D”, again the death penalty would like to help

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