Free Essay

To End

In: Other Topics

Submitted By Aditi2001
Words 1414
Pages 6
29 November 2015 Submit :
News Photos Just In Debate Topic Latest News Articles Local News Blog Posts Pictures Reviews Recipes
New to merinews? merinews | India's largest citizen journalism based news platform

WORLD INDIA SPORTS BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT LIFESTYLE REVIEWS INTERVIEWS LOCAL
Sign In | Register
Submit News Events Jobs Columnists Just In Videos Classifieds Discount Coupons Compare and Buy
Interview: Alok Dixit, Founder of an NGO 'Stop Acid Attack' Bolla Alekhya08 August, 2014

Google + WhatsApp

0 5.0/5
12345 An estimated 1,000 women are attacked with acid every year in India by men who are angry because their advances were refused. The cheap toilet cleaning liquid, easily available at any grocery store, is prominently being used as a weapon of violence against women.
These gruesome attacks are followed by lifelong trauma for the victim. Not only are they scarred physically but also emotionally as a distorted physical appearance makes them outcasts in the society. Life brings you to a helpless situation after such an attack.

In Focus

At such a bizarre time when no one is with acid attack victims, an NGO Stop Acid Attack (SAA) promises to be with them and helps the victims to fight with the difficulties in life.
SAA is a campaign against acid violence, which work as a bridge between survivors and the society. During an interview with Alok Dixit, the founder of SAA, we talked to him in detail about the organisation and its way to help out the acid attack victims.
Question (Q): What is the 'Stop Acid Attack' all about?
Alok Dixit (AD): We started 'Stop Acid Attacks' on 8th March 2013. The purpose was to give a message that is 'Stop Acid Attack' and to start a campaign for it. During the last year we started campaign and we made a team of acid attack survivors and promoted it on social media. We used to go to the places where acid attacks have taken place and used to protest there and used to write about that.
Q: Why people turn into acid attackers and why such attacks are on rise? What does your analysis or observation says?
AD: I also don't have the answer to this question. But, we have collected a data and studied more than 200 cases. In most of the cases the acid attackers are those whom they know or their relatives. In most of the cases the acid attacker does not have a criminal background, it is all an emotional issue. These are the upbringings of society, the learning and prejudice associated with society matters here. In most of the cases rejection has been the major factor for acid attacks. I can't give you the exact reason behind the attacks, but can say one thing that the reason behind it is very emotional.
Q: Are acid attacks a tool of violence against women or the men are also the victims of the same?
AD: No, men's are also the victims of acid attacks, in the recent data we saw that 30 per cent of men are also the victims. Acid is a tool, which is very cheap and and causes a huge damage. Acid attack used to be a very heinous crime, but with time the crime rate in the society has increased drastically, but the judiciary is running at the same pace as before, and it takes several years to get justice. So, the reaction against crime has decreased and the society started accepting criminals.
Q: Are there any specific laws for the welfare of acid attack victims and to deal with the attackers?
AD: There is no specific policy from Central Government's side, but some state government's have formed few policies like giving out 3 lakh compensation etc. But, a complete re-habitation plan is not there and we are striving to get the same.
Q: The Supreme Court has given guidelines to stop the sale of acid. Does that law has some significant impact on the reduction of acid attacks? Why?
AD: There is no official data on it. But if i talk about the ground reality, recently we have done a campaign called 'Shoot Acid', where we went to different places and took the pictures where acid is being sold. And we observed that sale of the acid has not stopped, and the SC's order is not working.
Q: How many cases of acid attacks do you see in an year?
AD: In a recent data which we have collected, we saw that their are almost 200 cases of acid attack in an year. This is the number which has been reported by the media, but there are so many cases which we don't get to know.
Q: What is the treatment cost of acid attack victim?
AD: The treatment cost varies from case to case and depends upon the damage, and the type of acid used. If we take an average, the treatment cost goes upto 20 to 25 lakhs. The treatment of burns is very costly and our country does not have enough infrastructure to cater the burnt patients.
Q: What kind of change do you think the society need to have, that would help the victims of acid attacks lead a normal life?
AD: A social reform is the need of the hour, but we have to see that how we get the social reform. I will give you a small example, almost all the acid attackers are married now and the society has started accepting them. But the victims are not married yet.

Photos Comments Previous Post
Interview with an Indian author Sujata Parashar
Next Post
An interview with Bipul Chettri, Darjeeling's musical gem COMMENTS (0) Guest To earn points for your comment sign in now.

Name
Email Id
Verification Code

Type Here: Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article }Sign in to set your preference
Merinews Picks
Hindu fringe is Modi's enemyWoman's moral judgement based on emotions?Ace storyteller Imtiaz Ali recreates the magic once again with his magical love story 'Tamasha'Internet's reaction to Russia's diplomatic tussle with Turkey: Putin to have `Turkey' for Thanksgiving!
Advertisement

merinews for RTI activists
Create Email Alerts

Enter Your Name

Enter Your Email

Daily Weekly World India Technology Sports Entertainment Lifestyle Business Potpourri Reviews Interviews Total subscribers: 2010039
Popular On Merinews
Day | Week | Month
1 An open letter to PM Modi on "intolerance" issue 2 Must watch video: Aamir Khan's opinion on Prime Minister Narendra Modi 3 An open letter to Aamir Khan on raking up the issue of rising intolerance in India 4 Rising Intolerance: Aamir Khan should listen to his wife and leave India Interviews Interview with an Indian author Sujata Parashar An interview with Bipul Chettri, Darjeeling's musical gem Interview: Ace filmmaker Shyam Benegal says, we should celebrate Zohra Sehgal's life rather than mourning her death An interview with Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International
Advertisement
PM Modi departs for ParisPM Modi departs for Paris

PM MODI DEPARTS FOR PARIS

FIRE BREAKS OUT AT JUTE GODOWN...

DELHI RUNS FOR AIRTEL HALF MAR...

PM MODI URGES SAARC NATIONS TO...

PM MODI EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVE...

PRASHANT BHUSHAN WELCOMES JAIT...

DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE EV...

SSB JAWANS ARRESTED BY NEPAL P...

ANUPAM KHER TALKS ABOUT INTOLE...

PM MODI TALKS ABOUT CLIMATE CH...

PAKISTAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR WILL...

‘ISI AGENT’ HELD I...

GET OUT, HARYANA MANTRI TELLS ...

FAROOQ ABDULLAH TRIGGERS CONTR...

PAK OFFICIAL MEETS RAMZAN

PM MODI MOBBED BY MEDIA FOR &#...

AAP MLA PUSHKAR SUSPENDED FROM...

VOTING FOR SECOND PHASE OF GUJ...

GODDESS FULFILL THE WISHES OF ...

ARVIND KEJRIWAL GOVT'S JA...

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.
Content | CJ Name | Local Listings | Topic | Weather Submit Eight most interesting things about..Eight Corruptions stories which..Seven most famous women freedom..Six reasons why you should say no to..
NEWS JUST IN OPINION WEATHER POTPOURRI SPECIALS CLOG PHOTOS
About Us
Citizen Journalism
RTI Activists
Merinews Editorial
Support Us
Contact Us Signup
Widget
RSS
Tags
Internship
FAQ Sitemap
WE Program
Print Version
Mobile Version
Hindi
Terms of Use
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Follow, subscribe, or add us to your browser search.
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Subscribe to RSS feeds
Add to browser Search
COPYRIGHT @2015 Bizsol Advisors Pvt. Ltd. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Archive : Index by Date | Index by Topics | Index by Region
- See more at: http://www.merinews.com/article/interview-alok-dixit-founder-of-an-ngo-stop-acid-attack/15899766.shtml#sthash.5HGBStPr.dpuf…...

Similar Documents

Free Essay

End of the World

... Reg. no. bcs01103153 ¬ Bilawal Jehangir Reg. no. bcs01103071 ¬ Muhammed Arslan Akram Reg. no. bcs01103181 ¬ Muhammed Iqbal Reg. no. bcs01103100 ¬ Syed Ali Farhan Tirmzi Reg. no. bcs01103093 2 3 ABSTRACT It is an undeniable truth that each and every thing which has come in to existence will come to an end. There is a spring after an autumn and autumn have to face spring after it. The three Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity & Judaism) are agreed on the same fact that one day the earth will meet to its end. Even many non-Abrahamic religions and scientists are agreed on the same truth. In this assignment, We will discuss different views on the topic. 4 |Contents | | | | | | | | | ...

Words: 4568 - Pages: 19

Free Essay

The End of Rim

...the company is where RIM's potential resides, which is why there are calls to split RIM in two. That part of the business accounts for a growing part of RIM's revenue: 41% in the last quarter, a huge jump compared to three years ago, when it totalled only 15%. But software and services can't prop up hardware forever. "Longer term, they won't sell hardware," says Michael Genovese, a technology analyst with MKM Partners in New York. RIM's expertise in push e-mail, security and network efficiency still sets the company apart, and should continue appealing to some corporate and government clients. One option is for RIM to extend these features to non-BlackBerry devices by allowing access to its proprietary network, in essence becoming a back-end services provider. But Genovese would like to see RIM release BlackBerry 10 and license the platform to other handset manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC. RIM would then have a shot at being the third platformalbeit a weak one-after Android and Apple's iOS. Hardware vendors should be receptive to the idea, Genovese says. Samsung and its ilk do not want to be dependent on Google for its Android operating system, since they are essentially at Google's mercy. Diversifying into another platform is almost a form of insurance. "BlackBerry 10 is absolutely vital to the future of the company," Genovese says. "The ecosystem isn't healthy, but it doesn't have to go away." In a few years' time, the best-case scenario is that RIM reinvents......

Words: 3612 - Pages: 15

Free Essay

The End

...The End by Charles Olaleye It was January 1st 2015 when millions of people were shocked to hear about the death of Harry Styles. Police found him dead in the kitchen of his house. There was no murder weapon found on the scene of the death. When other members of One Direction were asked about the death of their former friend. They said they knew nothing of what could have happened to him. They said “he seemed like totally fine” What they did know was that he said he had to meet someone in a cemetery 10 minutes before he died. No one knows if that could have been the reason of his death. One month later police think they have a lead on the semi-recent shocking death of Harry Styles. A knife was found next to the dead body of Harry Styles. His body for some reason was found next to a tombstone that said Niall Horan on it. A little weird? The knife had no fingerprints on it and the body had no blood on it and looked completely fine. Then what could have caused this mysterious death? The grave under the tombstone that said Niall Horan on it was dug up by investigators and another clue was found. A hammer was inside the grave with a dent on it and the initials Z.M which could have stood for Zayn Malik. No one knows why that would be. Two months after the death of Harry Styles investigators have another lead on the investigation. Behind the tombstone that had the name Niall Horan on it was a gun that had the name Liam Payne on it ironically. Investigators asked Liam if......

Words: 942 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

The End

...Financial Statements Review Team A, Brandon Johnson, Alicia Johnson, Aisha Syed, Howard Carter HCS 405 January 16, 2014 ML Financial Statements Review As we come to the end of year it is once again the time for the Chief Financial Officer and my staff to complete our annual financial statements review report. In this department we think that this is one of the more important events that take place in the calendar year. This is now the time in which we do our part in planning for the growth and development of the Patton-Fuller Community Hospital. In our annual review we will dissect every of aspect of our financial operations. This is the time in which we identify weaknesses and strengths in order to be more efficient in the future. In this we will have a close look at our audited and unaudited financial statements, effect of revenue sources, and the hospital’s revenues and expenses. The audited financial statement at Patton-Fuller Community Hospital provides a business economic report that have been organized and specialized by a CPA that does the auditing for a company. The accountant prepares the business accounts to ensure it meets the obligation of the U.S.GAAP. From 2008-2009 the audited statement of cash flows and the statement of Retained Earnings both showed the companies losses and gains from one year to the next. The audited cash flow statement also openly shows examples of investments, having company activities, and ways to stay debt free in hospital......

Words: 955 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

The End of Man

...The End of Men Men have always been the dominant sex. It is a fact that the world is male-dominated. Even the bible is colored by sexism. The first human on earth was a man and the first woman was created from his bone. Man has always been at the top of the hierarchy. But what about the future? Is man determined to be the dominant sex? In the article “The End of Men”, Hanna Rosin thematises women’s increasing power and the fact that women is now the dominant sex. The article “ The End of Men” was written by Hanna Rosin and published in 2010. The article focuses on women’s increasing influence in society and how the balance of power is changing in favor of women. According to Hanna Rosin, women will be the leading sex in the future. In 2010, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in American history. More women than men get good educations and when parents choose the sex of their children, they most often choose girls because they are of that opinion that girls have brighter futures than boys. The title of the article doesn’t refer to some apocalyptic future where women are the only living sex on earth but to the fact that men doesn’t have the same status as they used to. The title is very provocative towards men because it sounds like men will become redundant in the future. Women are taking over the political system and the economy. But is this really the truth? In the article, Hanna Rosin only refers to the western world’s shifting power......

Words: 927 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

The End of Race

...Dalai Lama, had an interesting discussion about the human race, where they both expressed a valid concern about its genetic future. However, they used two different approaches to prove their theories. The Dalai Lama, in 2005, wrote the book, The Universe in a Single Atom. In his chapter “Ethics and the New Genetics” Gyatso focuses on the benefits of genetic engineering and its enormous potential, while warning us of its harmful consequences. In contrast, but yet pursuing the same point, Steve Olson in his book “Mapping Human History” (2002) and the chapter “The End of Race: Hawaii and the Mixing of Peoples” traces the differences and similarities between people of various races and ethnicity. He uses the frequencies of genetic mutations in the mitochondria, migration from one continent to another and racially mixed populations where the target is the mostly American state of Hawaii. Should the world be concerned about the end of singular genetic ethnicity of each race? And is it going to happen? Race most likely will disappear as we now know. It seems to have been defined as two general groups-white and black, distinct from one another by only color of complexion. The white race will not be truly white, the black race will not be truly black, and the brown, yellow and red races will not be truly genetically ethnic either. What does race actually mean? According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, the definition of race is “one of the main groups that humans can......

Words: 323 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

End Protectionism

...Daniel James Kate Reed English Comp 10 December 2014 End Protectionism. Table of Contents Section 1: Introduction---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Section 2: What is Protectionism?-------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-9 Section 3: Why does it occur? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9-10 Section 4: Arguments For ------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-13 Section 5: Conclusion------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13-15 Works Cited-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------16 Section 1: Introduction The United States should institute a blanket reform of its international trade policies. Its current protectionist practices are both in violation of current World Trade Organization suggestions and mandates and, far from being beneficial to the American economy, for the most part serve to hurt both American and foreign consumers. There are few American markets not protected in some way by the Federal Government in the form of tariffs, quotas, or domestic subsidies. While these practices are touted as an aid to domestic manufacturing process, true economic analysis shows that most if not all protectionist measures actually serve to limit economic growth. The arguments given to justify protectionism range......

Words: 3525 - Pages: 15

Free Essay

The End

...ensure investment would be of a profitable enterprise6. Rothschild’s importance was not that of a mere fiscal nature; it should not be forgotten that Rothschild was head of one of the most successful financing firms in the world, and having invested over a million pounds in Rhodes’ company, Rothschild would not have been hesitant to push forward financial advice in order to ensure corporate success. It can easily be said that without the financial assistance of Rothschild, the amalgamation process would in all likelihood not have occurred; or if it had, Kimberley Central would have become the company with a monopolistic stronghold on diamond mining in the area, leaving Rhodes out of the picture. However Rothschild business with Rhodes did not end at consolidation of mines in Kimberley. A promising article by Hamilton Smith of the Exploration Company7 (initially a Rothschild founded and funded company)8 outlined the prevalence of gold in the Witwatersrand area. Having already set up business with Rhodes and gold mining in the Witwatersrand, Rothschild issued the South African Republic a £2.5 million government bond for the construction of ‘Railways… and other Public Works within the state’9. However the loan was primarily for the construction of railways, specifically the Delagoa-Railway ‘as a means to facilitate deep-level mining in the Transvaal’10. Rhodes was no stranger to the loan and was indeed in support of it, affirming his expansionist intentions to Rothschild in......

Words: 2677 - Pages: 11

Premium Essay

The End of Men

...The End of Men The end of men means that the ”era of testosterone” has ended to quote the Prime Minister of Iceland. Back in the day, when the workdays were long and the jobs were hard and tough, like in the working in the mines, fishing and so on, the men were the superior gender as he is the stronger sex. However, today when most of the work done is about service and information the female sex rises and becomes the greater sex. Women are better at economics than men are today, because that is how it is today; women have the qualities that is needed to succeed in today’s society. Now in the States the women is for the first time the majority of the workforce, many middle classed leader roles are women as well, more women get a college degree than men do. Actually, the number is for every two men that gets a college degree three women will get one. In addition, the jobs that were lost during The Great Regression were primarily men that lost their jobs, jobs such as mechanics, construction workers and financial sectors – all men. Today it is easier to succeed, as a woman somehow, because again, they are the superior sex today, their abilities and strengths is what makes you successful in today’s society. Because every boy in high school will get the same, preach: “Don’t crash your car, don’t get a girl pregnant and stay in school!” while girls are raised to be nice, respectful and decent. That is also, why more and more couples prefer to have a girl rather than a boy. In......

Words: 904 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

In the End...

...Djenaba O’Connor Potter STS-900 20 April 2015 In The End… In the Heaven Scenario, all life on Earth will be subject to what technology wants to happen to it. Technology has progressed to the point of total control, but there is nothing to worry about. The technology is safe and everyone loves it. They use it to focus on the beauty and culture and the other fine things in life. Ideas that weren’t possible have come to existence. In the Hell Scenario, the technology that was supposed to safe us ends up condemning us. We will fight with one another, nation against nation, to gain control of the fast growing power of the technologies we built. But we will be so helpless, no type of agreement can be reached. Just like in the Heaven Scenario, things that were impossible before will come to pass. Only this time, they will be horrid things. In the Prevail Scenario, we humans begin to slowly take back the world we created for ourselves. Though technology will always be a part of who we are, what we do, and how we do it, we will control the technology. Not the other way around. As James Lanier put it, “Humans have an uncanny history of muddling through.” In other words, we will find a way to become relevant once more. We will find a way to come back from the corner we let technology back us into, and we will come out strong on the other side. No, it will not be easy, but it can be done. I am very much a people person and do not care so much for the many technological......

Words: 446 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

End Time

...REVELATION EVENTS: (2013/4 Solar Storms, Fireballs, Meteors, Comets, Asteroids, 4 Redmoons, Quakes, Volcanoes, Sinkholes, Mass animal deaths, Israel reborn, 3rd Temple for Messiah, Mideast wars, World debts bomb, Last pope new age delusion, RFID, Secret society bankers babylon... What does the Holy Bible say?) 1. REVELATION SIGNS (2013/2014) 2. ISRAEL REVIVAL (God's Kingdom is Near) 3. GOD'S MAJOR PROPHETIC FEASTS (Yeshua 2nd Coming Season) 4. CHURCH RAPTURE (Imminent, Yeshua in Mid Air, Church Age Ends) 5. CHRIST JUDGEMENT SEAT (Christian Rewards in Millennium) 6. PSALMS 83 WAR (Israel Islam (Ishmael) ) 7. EZEKIEL 38 WAR (Israel Russia (Gog Magog) Iran Turkey) 8. ANTICHRIST (False World Savior / Commercial Babylon) 9. FALSE PROPHET (False World Christian Leader / Religious Babylon) 10. 7 YR TRIBULATION (Jacob's Trouble / Day of The Lord) 11. ARMAGEDDON (Return of the King of Kings) 12. YESHUA MILLENNIUM (New Eden / Promised Land / Israel / Church) 13. GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT (Unbelievers since Creation) 14. NEW JERUSALEM (New Heaven, New Earth) MARANATHA! He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. (REV 20) But the beast (AntiChrist?) was captured, and with him the false prophet (Last Pope?) who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were......

Words: 1255 - Pages: 6

Free Essay

The End of Men

...”The End of Men” by Hanna Rosin Hanna Rose is an American female journalist. The article “The End of Men”, written by Hanna, focuses on women overtaking a world that used to be based on a social system where only men knew the better way to a brighter and richer future. Rosin uses over one page to describe how couples prefer girls over boys. In the beginning Hanna Rosin underlines one important thing: “For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality.” And she is right. For many years women just wanted to be able to do the same things as men. We wanted to work, we wanted to vote and most of all we wanted to live our lives without being suppressed by a male dominant. But times change, and now it is something different which drives women. On the one hand, she introduces Ronald Ericsson, which is an old biologist and cowboy, and his point of view. He says things like “He’s the boss” and “Breakfast at five-thirty, in the saddle by six, no room for Mr. Limp Wrist”, which I interpret as a gentle kind of male chauvinist thing to say. On the other site in this discussion, is Hanna Rose. She actually manages to convince an old cowboy, and makes him disagree with his own previous thoughts. Like for example: “These mothers look at their lives and think their daughters will have a bright future their mother and grandmother didn’t have, brighter than their sons, even, so why wouldn’t you choose a girl?”. Ericsson also tells about his highly qualified granddaughter......

Words: 545 - Pages: 3

Free Essay

End to End Congestion Control for Tcp

...IJCST Vol. 3, Issue 4, Oct - Dec 2012 ISSN : 0976-8491 (Online) | ISSN : 2229-4333 (Print) End-to-End Congestion Control for TCP 1 1 K. Pavan Kumar, 2Y. Padma Dept. of CSE, Usha Rama College of Engineering and Technology, Telaprolu, AP, India 2 Dept. of IT, PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Kanuru, Vijayawada, AP, India Abstract Reliable transport protocols such as TCP are tuned to perform well in traditional networks where packet losses occur mostly because of congestion. However, networks with wireless and other lossy links also suffer from significant losses due to bit errors and handoffs. TCP responds to all losses by invoking congestion control and avoidance algorithms, resulting in degraded end-to-end performance in wireless and lossy systems. The proposed solutions focus on a variety of problems, starting with the basic problem of eliminating the phenomenon of congestion collapse, and also include the problems of effectively using the available network resources in different types of environments (wired, wireless, high-speed, long-delay, etc.). In a shared, highly distributed, and heterogeneous environment such as the Internet, effective network use depends not only on how well a single TCP based application can utilize the network capacity, but also on how well it cooperates with other applications transmitting data through the same network. Our survey shows that over the last 20 years many host-to-host techniques have been......

Words: 3640 - Pages: 15

Premium Essay

End of Life

...End-of-life care becomes an issue at some point for elderly clients. Even with the emergence of palliative care programs and hospice programs, the majority of elderly people do not die in their own home as is their preference. What are the reasons for this trend? Discuss what you can do as a nurse to support your clients in end-of-life care and in supporting their desires. Support your response with evidence-based literature. Many palliative care patients would prefer to receive care, and to die, at home. Despite of this, many die in institutions. The need for the healthcare provider to discuss plans for discharge with most inpatients reinforces expectations of a choice of place of care. However, many palliative patients do not have a choice of care at home. A significant proportion of patients experience an emergency admission from home, after which it may not be possible to arrange discharge. Reasons for admission often reflect a change in the patient's condition, which may not necessitate inpatient care, but for which alternative arrangements cannot be made rapidly enough (Wheatley, et al, 2007). There are nearly 40 million senior citizens in the United States. But in the next 30 years, that number is expected to double to 80 million as Baby Boomers and their parents reach age 65 (CDC,nd). And each year, one-third of the people who die suffer from a chronic illness. For every one of these deaths, there is a patient and a family faced with difficult decisions about care...

Words: 581 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

End of Life

...day. Being faced with our own mortality or that of a loved one, is a subject that’s very emotional, and some very difficult decisions will have to be made. But who should be making those decisions? The patient, families, the doctors? Should someone, who just received devastating news and is on an emotional roller coaster, make end of life decisions? How about the family members, who are so grief stricken and praying for a medical miracle, are wanting everything done no matter how bleak the outcome. What about the hospitals and doctors who know the cost associated with end of life care and realize that there is no real impact on curing or changing the outcome. They feel that resources should be spent on patients with better prognosis. In helping with some of these hard decisions the law makers in the state of Texas came up with the Texas Advance Directive Act. But the law has come under heavy criticism in recent years involving a few cases that received national attention. The Advance Directive Act passed into law in 1999 by then Gov. George W. Bush. With the passing of the act, Texas became the second state to pass regulation regarding end of life treatment.1 The law addresses and provides information on three different advance directives, the Directive to the Physician (living will), Medical Power of Attorney, and Out of Hospital DNR. A Directive to the Physician (living will), allows the patient to make their own wishes known about future medical treatments.......

Words: 1717 - Pages: 7