In light of the arguments derived from the interviewing segment, it is evident that the physician is in support if that people should accept death as it comes, and secondly that spending too much money, beyond our means, for purposes of prolonging life is unnecessary. It is embedded in human beings’ own nature that we have to protect ourselves from injuries or such occurrences as death. As illustrated in the human body, whenever pathogens attack the body then leucocytes (white blood cells) defend the body, and similarly when a human being sees a motor vehicle approaching him or her then his or her instincts would advise that he gives way or risk being crushed to death. The idea is to protect the body, and what causes this is nature and fear. In a similar manner, death is a universal aspect of nature that no one would evade. The only way to overcome the fear is to accept that ‘all of us will die as the physician argues. As much as death causes grief, it is imperative that the degree of grief would be less if we prepare emotionally, spiritually, and physically that death is natural, and once it knocks it should be given way. Therefore, I agree with the physician that spending a lot of money to save a life that would eventually be lost, more so with slim chances of survival, is necessary.
Rationing medical services to the elderly should be done with some limit because there are scenarios that demand otherwise. Provided that it is confirmed by physicians, family members to the patient, the patient, and nurses that investing a lot of money to providing a certain medical service to an elderly individual would yield nothing much, then it is right that the money is used for something else, such as treating a young or an elderly individual that has a better chance of surviving. I, therefore, agree that rationing should be done but the situation should dictate the resolution reached. As such, what is good or moral in this case would be what is done in the interest of the majority, for the benefit of the majority and not an individual.
In the future, it would be necessary that clear assessments and valuations be done in regard to the viability of investing in the life of an elderly individual before authenticating medical expenditures. Provided that the assessments or diagnoses indicate that the patient would not survive the outcomes or effects of an expensive medical procedure for long or spend a better part of the prolonged life in ICU, then it would be unnecessary to invest a lot of money in the individual since it would be a waste. As such, it would be imperative that a therapeutic relationship aimed at creating understanding between patients, their family members, nurses, and physicians should be established. The nurses play a key role in establishing this and they will ensure that the concerned parties arrive at an understanding concerning a medical procedure or action before it is implemented. This way, the will of all the parties would be taken into consideration in making decisions, thus a just and fair system of providing health care.