Problem

Degenerative diseases

Nature:
Patients, their immediate families and close friends feel a demoralizing hopelessness when told that everything possible has been done for them and that there is no other possible avenue to explore in hopes of curing their degenerative disease.
Claim:
As morale is one of the most necessary factors for combating any illness, a patient should never be told that there is no more hope left, for with that dictum comes the decline in inspiration and will, without which no cure can be effected.
Counter Claim:
Degenerative diseases are none other than a retaliatory effect of man's destructive manipulation of his environment, and until man learns to respect and peacefully coexist with that environment, he will always be prey to attracting inflictions to himself.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Pathology
Date of last update
10.01.2004 – 00:00 CET