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    Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    In response to the "Humans or Animals" thread I've decided to create a new poll with equal scenarios between a human and an animal. Here is the scenario:

    There is a human (any age or gender) and an animal (any animal). Both are in critical need of medical care but only one can receive treatment. Both will die without the medical treatment, but there are only enough resources for one of them to receive it. Who gets the medical care? The human? The animal? Or are both lives equal and it should be up to a random drawing?

    To clarify, it is a human medical doctor and a human veterinarian giving the care.
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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Most likely, it would be the human, simply because it is humans providing the care and it's natural to consider the welfare of those like you than those dislike you first. If it was a cat providing the care, you'd better be sure the cat would get the first nod.

    Now, if you're asking which one SHOULD get the care, there just isn't enough information to have an informed answer.
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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Most likely, it would be the human, simply because it is humans providing the care and it's natural to consider the welfare of those like you than those dislike you first. If it was a cat providing the care, you'd better be sure the cat would get the first nod.

    Now, if you're asking which one SHOULD get the care, there just isn't enough information to have an informed answer.
    It is a human providing the care in both instances. I edited my OP to clarify. A human medical doctor would provide life saving care to another human, and a veterinarian would provide the care to the animal.
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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Human no doubt. Human life is more important.


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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Human. With NO hesitation.
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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It is a human providing the care in both instances. I edited my OP to clarify. A human medical doctor would provide life saving care to another human, and a veterinarian would provide the care to the animal.
    If you have two doctors, it makes no sense for only one of the patients to be treated.
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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If you have two doctors, it makes no sense for only one of the patients to be treated.
    @ how I didn't even think of that. Well technicalities aside, I think we all get the point... lol
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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If you have two doctors, it makes no sense for only one of the patients to be treated.
    The life saving factor might be the availablity of a resource other than a doctor or vet; such as a drug.

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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    The human since he/she can pay for it.

    Of course a human life is more important than an animal's, but I also think humans are usually in greater position to help themselves where an animal couldn't. For that reason and I believe in helping and protecting animals as much as humanly (pardon the pun) possible.
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    Re: Healthcare: Human or Animal?

    Backing slowly out of thread.....shhh...y'all never saw me.

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