Summary 1:

It seems counterintuitive that the US has enough money to support families during their decision of a loved ones end of life care. One of the biggest problems in this country is healthcare. Many families don’t have any healthcare and has to pay out of pocket. These families can’t afford two days of intensive care like the author, they have to make a decision as fast as they can.  Charles Ornstein and his family had multiple days to make a decision on whether to keep his mother on life support. They had different doctors review her case as well as additional testing done to see if there was any hope. In conclusion they decided to all life support as her wishes stated. Ornstein was tormented making this decision but in my point of view he had more time to think and spend time with his mother than others who are not insured. Fisher, a expert of medicine theorized that the US helps families by covering the health costs during the decision making in order for the family to make the right decision on end of life care. He further explained that his this applied to a patient who has unknown wishes and who have been treated with bad treatments. Ornstein with this theory but believed it was much harder to actually be in a situation to follow Fishers theory.

Summary 2:

It seems counterintuitive that elderly animals are being photographed for their emotions but not humans because it felt wrong to the photographer. Isa’s photographs captures raw moments of emotions from elderly animals. The photographs honor the experience between the animal and Isa. She didn’t want the photographs to risk the animals sentimentality because it felt disrespectful of the animals life and how it felt in that moment. Once the elderly animal has died, the caregivers takes comfort in these photographs. It reminds them of the life they spent together and captures their animals essence. Isa captures the fine line of mortality and aging and are testaments to the animals survival in life. Before starting this project, Isa refused to take photographs of her sick parents and family. A year later, she found Petey, an elderly horse who she photographed all day. This was her therapy. I find it difficult to understand why she can exploit these old animals but felt wrong to photograph her family. Although the photographs honor and showcase an animals emotion it’s still wrong to purposely choose those who don’t have the ability to refuse being photograph than to her family.

Summary 3:

It seems counterintuitive to force organ donation when it can help organ donation. A member of a patient who is waiting for an organ believes no one should be forced to donate and would rather wait for their turn in the registry. Rob Linderer, CEO of Midwest transplant network agrees that involuntary organ donation will increase lives saved but not eliminate the need for organs. I am not a organ donor but my whole family is. Some people have difference points of view on this subject and I think there is no right answer or solution.

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