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Yes No
Debate Score:15
Arguments:15
Total Votes:15
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Doctors

Do you think doctors really want people to get better?

Yes

Side Score: 5
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No

Side Score: 10
1 point

If they really didn't want people to get better, then they wouldn't spend their lives trying to help them. Money cannot be the only factor in determining if you want to be a doctor.

Side: yes
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

Who says that doctors spend their lives trying to help people? If so, why do they have one of the highest paying jobs on the planet?

Side: No
sirius(367) Disputed
1 point

Considering that being a doctor is a career, and that careers take up long amounts of time in a persons life, I think that its obvious that the spend the majority of their lives trying to help people.

They have one of the highest paid jobs on the planet because their skills are very valuable. Money isn't the only factor in determining whether or not you want to become a doctor anyway.

Side: yes
1 point

Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath that states that they'll try to heal their patients. I can't even think of a reason why a doctor would even want to keep a patient in pain and suffering. If a doctor ever does that, I'm sure he'd be sued.

Side: yes
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

Oh dear ally, how deeply astray you have fallen. Do you really believe that they still take the Hippocratic Oath? And if they do, would they really keep their word?

Side: No

Yes. There is no advantage in their clients NOT getting better... a client who is dead can't give return service. A client who doesn't get better is more likely to seek out competing doctors for second opinions. However, a client who is alive and healthy is likely to be more active in the community and pick up huge amounts of viruses.

Side: yes
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

Where do you guys read this stuff? My source is from the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/business/27DRUG.final.html?pagewanted=all

Side: No

I think they really do but they know that they can only do so much and feel bad inside if they know a patient of theirs does not have that long to live.

Side: Yes
1 point

No. They prefer to keep people fat stupid and sick. That way there is no competition for the hot nurses. Plus they own lots of stock in "Get Well soon" card making companies.

Get Well Soon: Muppet Babies
Side: No

Doctors really don't want patients getting better. What inducements do they have to heal patients? None really. They are just there for the money and prestige. Doctors really advocate for products such as candy, pop, cigarettes, alcohol, so dentists can treat cavities and Pulmonary Specialists can treat those with lung cancer because if people were healthy, the health industry won't be profitable.

On the other hand,health insurance companies want healthy people mindlessly paying premiums because otherwise, if they are sick, they loose revenue and profit. The more healthy people, the more money they make.

What a dichotomy? Doctors want sick people because it is in their best interests while health care companies want healthy people because it is in their best interest.

Side: No

Some doctors just like to have fun seeing us in pain. So not all doctors are the kind and soul people who likes to be a care-taker.

Side: No

I remember when i was a kid, playing doctor...., I didn't want my patient getting better and I hated when the examination came to end ;)

Side: No
1 point

I know a lot about medical world because most of my families are working related to the medical world. As I seen for many years families wanted patients to sick more which makes more hospital to sell the medicine so I think the doctors aren't excited in curing patients

Side: No
1 point

As much as I would like to say yes, illness within the world today is what keeps a doctor in his job. New illnesses and diseases are always appearing, and a completely healthy population would put a doctor out of a job. I'm gonna say no.

Side: No