Building a Stronger Community

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The essay discusses Good Samaritan virtues on the basis of negligence—and two are specified and extensively explained: ordinary negligence and gross negligence. The ethical obligations of Good Samaritans can motivate them to do the right thing—and sometimes, maybe that’s enough. As present society’s judgment increases, professionals now have the prerogative of assessing people based on their behavior while not considering the rights that they deserve.

Dachs and Elias explain that the concept of duty, given on the basis of a physician assisting a patient with health risks with considered fatalities, is subjective but central to Samaritan law. Doctors, teachers, health professionals are responsible and held accountable whenever those under their care and stricken with unexpected inflictions. While the American Code of Ethics suggests that except in emergencies, a physician is free to choose who he serves, in real life the chances of anyone coming in to help is a likelihood. A Good Samaritan Immunity is duty implicit and is given to people who have the capacity to revive the situation. This does not make those who are not qualified less protected—however, position in the organization or leadership that the event is under must hold you accountable should anything happen.  

In some states, people are not required to have a Good Samaritan law, because of its circumstantial elements but confines itself to the following limitations:

  • If aid is given, it need be stabilization only – the person is given the opportunity to achieve their vital signs dependent on the ability of the professionals giving care.  
  • The recipient of aid must not object to aid being rendered; implied consent exists if the victim lacks capacity to consent – Right to life is directly given to the person regardless of their reputation, background (social status, ethnicity)
  • Physicians acting as Good Samaritans generally have legal immunity to claims of ordinary negligence, but not too gross, willful or wanton negligence. – qualified individuals are assumed to exercise the best efforts to make sure that the traumatized are revitalized.

CONTEXT

In the following paragraphs of the expository, momentum starts in building a series of scenarios beginning with an on-plane emergency incident that resulted in the passing of a passenger despite resuscitation. Other day-to-day circumstances given were accidents in varied locations such as the playground, office and crises. Produced for the purpose of guiding workplace behavior, consideration for the good done is context-based—however judgment is more of something that is instilled in someone that no matter what the environment, it is less likely to change. Sometimes emergency situations do not have the best outcomes: there comes injury and loss. It should be understood that in spite of this prerequisite, the instinct of duty should prevail. That being said, a Good Samaritan Immunity protects a facilitating professional during the time when the accident happened.

Jacob Crocker St. Louis Philosophy

A Good Samaritan Tries to Do Good, Even if He Doesn’t Feel Like It

Ethical codes are the trickiest passages of law. Based on the article of Robert Dachs and Jay Elias entitled What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan, the 2008 discourse cites context and intention as indicative criteria for choosing to do good acts.

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Jacob Crocker St. Louis Samaritan: About Us

Inspired by the biblical story of The Good Samaritan, we aim to follow the example of the noble neighbor – help those in need and build stronger communities around St. Louis, Missouri. In a city of diverse neighborhoods with each having unique characteristics and style, community groups and organizations thrive in our city, thanks to the impressively generous St. Louisans who are willing to donate their resources to worthy causes in the locality. We are a philanthropic town, a fantastic bubble, simpler and more rural.

Our pride

St. Louis is a great place with century-old homes, historic buildings, and charming neighborhoods. Our city is big, but it still has a small town flavor with communities that are still conservative. Many people see our city as an affordable one, a good place to build a family. Children who get the advantage of the good private and public school system which seems to be already in place.

Aside from our attractions like science center, zoo, and museums which are free, St. Louis is rich in a lot of aspects – history, as well as architectural and natural beauty. It is a great town for destinations to visit and sports to witness. There are good local eateries while shopping is in every metro area’s quadrant. Whatever you want to enjoy, there is always something to do in our city.

The cost of our living is pretty inexpensive. Real estate is relatively cheaper than in a lot of cities nationwide. You can find good deals with houses in the suburbs. If you prefer an apartment in the city, you are lucky as well. Among our advantages from larger cities is that we are not crowded, and it only takes us less than 25 minutes to go anywhere.

Our goals

It is with all the benefits we get from our lovely city, that the Jacob Crocker St. Louis Samaritan aims to maintain and even level up collaboration among St. Louis locals, meeting regularly and sharing information on what everyone is doing. Life in our city is good but it still has a spacious room for improvement. With determination and good intentions, we can influence our own destiny with more freedom, and create stronger local stability.

There are people with skills and dreams in every community. The Jacob Crocker St. Louis Samaritan aims to be the avenue where people come together to convene and talk over issues they are facing. We want to welcome and encourage fresh ideas. We believe this is a great way to identify common concerns and come up with solutions to those. Building stronger communities in our city are essential to increase democratic processes at the local level.

Our communities can become stronger when we do various things together. It will connect us to each other, get involved and build trust. Whether it is sharing food, helping others with their daily tasks, these and more can strengthen resilience and make bigger ventures possible.

Our hope

Aside from our city, our people are another inspiration. Most here are fantastic, loyal and family-oriented. Emphasis is directed to families and sense of community. Just a bit more effort and we are advancing towards spreading together the good Samaritan ways.

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Contact Jacob Crocker St. Louis So You Can Help Others in Need Too!

A priest once noted that Good Samaritans everywhere and as cliché, as it sounds, faith guides you to them. We don’t want pat ourselves on the back for every good thing that we do but sometimes the need to be good can be more of a need to be dutiful—that, in itself, is also a selfless act. Robert Dachs and Jay Elias in their 2008 essay “What You Need to Know When Called Upon to be a Good Samaritan” suggests the ethical obligations of responding to duty calls and why, even if we don’t feel like it, it’s still better to be good and do the right thing.

The discussion to do the right thing is outright subjective because there goes the underlying assumption that nobody does what society deems to be right. Reciting or memorizing a job description would reach the likely odds of being forced to do the best thing for a situation at the extent of our compassionate nature and while that feeling is as real as it gets, it doesn’t excuse for us to make rules on how to do about the right vs wrong thing when time is of the essence. The authors deal with the concepts of ordinary negligence and gross negligence as points of reference and use acute medical situations as the context—citing specifically on the case of a 44-year-old dying of heart complications despite trying to be resuscitated by American Airlines staff. It sheds some light on ignoring duty as well as willful and malicious acts to not able to do that duty.

If one is ever in doubt in doing the right thing, the Good Samaritan laws give immunity to civil damages from personal injury and death that could be a result of ordinary negligence. From what is mentioned, gross negligence comes from the conscious decision to discontinue the process of doing the right thing (i.e., saving the person’s life, applying emergency medical services) because you would think that, perhaps on the basis of faith, the person concerned does not deserve such care.

Ethical care holds everyone and despite whatever past or has been said to the person, it must be ought to know that in the dire hour of need, each one of us needs that help. What we find personally interesting about discussions like this that gets put forward is how man—in our human nature—sees it right to judge and determine the fate of people who we see as “in the wrong”.

While the article goes on about the AMA Ethics code and other technicalities, the bottom line is—helping others need no conditions or situations; you just help. And what appears to be insignificant help could just save them. We provide utmost help for people who call us. Contact us at Jacob Crocker St. Louis Samaritan at our address, 1827 Glenbrae Ln, St. Louis, MO 63136. For more conversations and inquiries, you may reach us at (314) 207-0180.