I can be cold hearted and kind of an ass when it comes to medicine and trauma but its my way of coping. If I use the same cold clinical model to decide for me, this way I am able to detach myself from responsibility.
I will treat the criminal over the preist if he has a better chance of surviving.
I will treat the elderly over the child if he has a better prognosis.
I will treat the mentally ill over the genius if there is a better possible outcome.
No matter race gender history or background I will treat those based on their physiology alone not their psychology.
To make an exception would be to question my very philosophy of medicine and nursing.
~But I do apologize before hand, I will save my family and my friends regardless of physiology for their lives are more important to me than any others including my own. Their lives are more important than my philosophy principle and everything that I believe in. Because without them my philosophy has no meaning.