Disadvantages of euthanasia include that it violates the Hippocratic Oath of physicians, demeans human life, may lead to suicides for patients who are not critical and may cause physicians to give up on treatment earlier, according to Joe Messerli on BalancedPolitics.org. Messerli also writes that assisted suicide is prohibited by many religions, and asking physicians of those religions to assist in suicide may be unethical.Know More
Another disadvantage of euthanasia is that it may cause insurance companies to recommend against pricier and more extensive treatments for critical patients in favor of the cheaper option of euthanasia, according to Messerli. Additionally, patients may miraculously recover from otherwise critical condition due to human spirit, medical advances in terms of treatment and medicine or both.
The final disadvantage of euthanasia is that it places even more power in the hands of a doctor who is completely trusted by most in his care. If the doctor of a critical patient recommends physician-assisted suicide, the patient and his family are likely to believe that this is the only option. Giving doctors the ability to play God in such a way may preclude patients from seeking other opinions from other physicians and subsequently seeking euthanasia when there may be other treatment options that are available, according to Joe Messerli.Learn more about Social Sciences
While much can be said for the benefits of modernization, it does threaten traditional and family crafts and practices and may even have a negative impact on economies. Although modernization makes it easier for people to move to and from cities and the countryside and facilitates the growth of technology and science, it often comes with a loss of family traditions, such as the crafting and selling of homemade goods.Full Answer >
The primary disadvantages of a cooperation (cooperative organization) revolve around limited profit distributions, a minimum participation requirement, ongoing educational requirements and limited voting powers. The primary drawback for most entrepreneurs is the collective management style, which limits the amount of profits procured by each member.Full Answer >
While robots used in manufacturing increase production speed, worker safety and financial savings, they are significantly more expensive than human labor. They also create new safety hazards and reduce the amount of jobs available. Robotic surgery is a relatively new development, with its primary disadvantages involving a lack of efficiency and the prohibitive cost.Full Answer >
One example of sociological imagination is for a person to imagine he is living several hundred years earlier, and how that changes his perspective about present-day life. Another example is for a person to imagine he lives in a poor country where Western conveniences and comforts don't exist.Full Answer >