Is a System Right or Wrong?

Someone said, ” The hospital will ask about a person’s age, when you call emergency services  to send an ambulance. If the person is quite old (possibly between 80 and 90 years old) it  seems that this emergency won’t be treated as an emergency.”  It is easy to think that this sounds reasonable, as an aged person is naturally at Death’s door and should be allowed to go as quickly as possible. What bothers me is,  whether de-prioritizing emergencies involving persons of advanced age is playing God? Who has the right to decide when you can die, even if you were 100 years or more? Continue reading “Is a System Right or Wrong?”