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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.