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Sep 30, 2008 11:17 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
curious
curiouscurioussocal, California USA3 Threads 95 Posts
What would you do?

You are an emergency worker that has just been called to the scene of an accident. When you arrive you see that the car belongs to your wife. Fearing the worst you rush over to see she is trapped in her car with another man.

She sees you and although barely conscious, she manages to mouth the words “I’m sorry”…

You don’t understand, but her look answers you question. The man next to her is her lover with whom she’s been having an affair.

You reel back in shock, devastated by what her eyes have just told you. As you step back, the wreck in front of you comes into focus. You see your wife is seriously hurt and she needs attention straight away. Even if she gets attention there’s a very high chance she’ll die.

You look at the seat next to her and see her lover. He’s bleeding heavily from a wound to the neck and you need to stem the flow of blood immediately. It will only take about 5 minutes to stop, but it will mean your wife will definitely die.

If you tend to your wife however, the man will bleed to death despite the fact it could have been avoided.

Who would you choose to work on?
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Sep 30, 2008 11:23 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
The_Kansan
The_KansanThe_KansanKnoxville, Tennessee USA476 Threads 1 Polls 4,695 Posts
Triage - Save the savable!

And I give that answer precisely because I don't (and never will) have to make this decision. professor
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Sep 30, 2008 11:25 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
stevenmature
stevenmaturestevenmatureSomewhere in CA, California USA4 Threads 177 Posts
my wife, given the fact that you said she would surely die if I tended to the man.
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Sep 30, 2008 11:31 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
The_Kansan: Triage - Save the savable!

And I give that answer precisely because I don't (and never will) have to make this decision.



Amen!
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Sep 30, 2008 11:31 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
Not enough information about their individual conditions to make this decision according to the principles of triage. This is a straw-man morality riddle, because its not really about morality, its about making tough life and death decisions, and there definately isn't enough information...IF I am an EMT, then I operate as a professional, like I'm sworn to do.
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Sep 30, 2008 11:32 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
Was this a show?
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Sep 30, 2008 11:34 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
waiting4u
waiting4uwaiting4uGB's Heart, Oregon USA3 Threads 2,260 Posts
irishlass45: Was this a show?


Sounds like a soap opera. laugh
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Sep 30, 2008 11:36 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
Meanwhile, back at the hall of Justice...super
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Sep 30, 2008 11:37 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
curious
curiouscurioussocal, California USA3 Threads 95 Posts
No just an email a friend sent me about moral dilemmas. What would you do scenarios? I didn't think it was so much about the actual condition of the victims but I was curious what you all thought.
waiting4u: Sounds like a soap opera.
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Sep 30, 2008 11:41 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
bigdaddy007
bigdaddy007bigdaddy007small town, South Dakota USA11 Threads 325 Posts
just by what is written her i would call for back up then get my med bag and apply pressure to his neck to control the bleeding...

I would hold my wifes hand and tell her that i forgave her and comfort her while still keeping pressure on his wounds.

Once help arrived i would have them keep pressure on his neck and comfort my wife.

I say this only because of what i read the facts to be.

"Even if she gets attention there’s a very high chance she’ll die"


He will die if bleeding is not stopped. but it will only take 5 min to stop...

that is the only solution i can see.....

If your wife dies in your arms at least she can die in peace......what more could you do.....

JMO
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Sep 30, 2008 11:41 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
waiting4u: Sounds like a soap opera.



I don't want any emails like that, I would rather make inane postsprofessor applause
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Sep 30, 2008 11:43 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
bigdaddy007: just by what is written her i would call for back up then get my med bag and apply pressure to his neck to control the bleeding...

I would hold my wifes hand and tell her that i forgave her and comfort her while still keeping pressure on his wounds.

Once help arrived i would have them keep pressure on his neck and comfort my wife.

I say this only because of what i read the facts to be.

"Even if she gets attention there’s a very high chance she’ll die"He will die if bleeding is not stopped. but it will only take 5 min to stop...

that is the only solution i can see.....

If your wife dies in your arms at least she can die in peace......what more could you do.....

JMO



Now just where are you applying pressure on his neck?laugh
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Sep 30, 2008 11:43 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
lanabyte
lanabytelanabyteCharleston, West Virginia USA31 Threads 1 Polls 1,674 Posts
It sounds like a modified version of Sophie's Choice.
I could never choose.
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Sep 30, 2008 11:44 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
bigdaddy007
bigdaddy007bigdaddy007small town, South Dakota USA11 Threads 325 Posts
curious: No just an email a friend sent me about moral dilemmas. What would you do scenarios? I didn't think it was so much about the actual condition of the victims but I was curious what you all thought.



hummmm you do sound like a curious one......

1 question how did you pick your screen name?

tongue
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Sep 30, 2008 11:44 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
constanza
constanzaconstanzaLA, California USA30 Threads 1 Polls 6,489 Posts
There is no comparing between sex and death....death is final...and people are stupid sometimes....I'd save my husband and give him a good spanking when he's well enough to withstand the abuse...rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 30, 2008 11:45 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
curious
curiouscurioussocal, California USA3 Threads 95 Posts
irishlass45: I don't want any emails like that, I would rather make inane posts


rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 30, 2008 11:45 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
waiting4u
waiting4uwaiting4uGB's Heart, Oregon USA3 Threads 2,260 Posts
constanza: There is no comparing between sex and death....death is final...and people are stupid sometimes....I'd save my husband and give him a good spanking when he's well enough to withstand the abuse...


laugh
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Sep 30, 2008 11:46 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
curious
curiouscurioussocal, California USA3 Threads 95 Posts
constanza: There is no comparing between sex and death....death is final...and people are stupid sometimes....I'd save my husband and give him a good spanking when he's well enough to withstand the abuse...


I second that. rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 30, 2008 11:46 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
bigdaddy007
bigdaddy007bigdaddy007small town, South Dakota USA11 Threads 325 Posts
irishlass45: Now just where are you applying pressure on his neck?


just where he was bleeding....let him heal up get all better then kick is a** when he is at his prime.....

rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 30, 2008 11:49 PM CST Moral Dilemmas....
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
constanza: There is no comparing between sex and death....death is final...and people are stupid sometimes....I'd save my husband and give him a good spanking when he's well enough to withstand the abuse...



But it says the wife IS going to die anywayprofessor
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