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3. Should medical science always seek to prolong life? (Nov 2003) by Mind Map: 3. Should medical science always seek to prolong life? (Nov 2003)
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3. Should medical science always seek to prolong life? (Nov 2003)

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Thesis

Yes. Medical Science is supposed to save and cure lives.

Yes, doctors hold moral and legal responsibility to patients and society at large.

Yes, life is a gift and we should treasure it.

Anti-Thesis

No. The right to die is a fundamental right.

No. Dying is inevitable.

No, not when life is not worth living.

No, not in cases of extreme suffering.

No, futile to prolong the waning life by preserving the rotting body.

Introduction

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Definition of medical science

What is the meaning of "Prolonging life"?

Conclusion

Yes, medical science should seek to prolong life

No, the word "always" should not be used.

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Food for thought

Knowledge is might, but is science always right?

Science governs life, but does it define the quality of life?