I’m curious about what our readers would do if they were in that same situation as Jack. Would you:
1) Do the surgery and try your best to save Ben (hoping for a reward?)
2) Do the surgery as Juliet requests and kill Ben intentionally
3) Refuse to do the surgery
4) Other (I couldn’t think of other options, so please explain what if you choose this)
And I’ll just leave off with a final thought…
In medical ethics, there are a few basic principles. One is beneficence (doing something that helps a patient) and another is non-malfeasance (not doing something that will harm a patient).
Is it worse to make an error where you fail to do the right thing, or agree to do the wrong thing? (Medical law would say the latter… let’s hope Ben doesn’t have lawyers on that island 😉 )