"A life is a life..."
Nacole Riccaboni, A.S. Nursing Student
TranscriptHealthcare is a delicate negotiation being pulled at both ends. To the right holds the logistics, annual budgets and cost centers. To the left we see the families, communities and John Q. Public. Philosophy in Greek means love of wisdom. My philosophy is the love of humanity. I believe healthcare should not be rationed nor given to a select group of individuals. I feel healthcare should be unconditional, unrestricted and have neutral eyes. The words “limited care” should never be used when referring to someone needing medical attention. Their lives shouldn’t be equated to numbers, coverage or losses. A life is a life, precious, meaningful and worth it. When you look up the word life in the thesaurus you see texts referring to essence, liveliness, soul and excitement. If we consider life to be such a positive and significant event, shouldn’t we consider anything that challenges its existence a battle we must win?! Win for each little boy, homeless man or single mother. Margaret Thatcher put it best. “We may have to fight a battle more than once to win. Our battles will be plentiful and tough but a life is a life. Never give up on humanity.”
Updated: October 24, 2012 - 2:20pm - by Yvette Saliba