Should a barefoot doctor allow to save people from an accident?

United States
April 2, 2009 7:14pm CST
In the states, only certified medic or doctor to save people who is in emergency, or injured situation. In a scenario, in a car accident, there is an injured victim on the scene in need of help immediately, and the ambulance isn't be able to arrive at the scene. A passerby who is a barefoot doctor, he would like to help the victim to perform medical procedure. Would he be in trouble if he doesn't have a doctor license?
3 responses
@carann (262)
• United States
3 Apr 09
There are many people that can give life saving procedures to save a life. why not him. Go through a safety calss and you can learn cpr. I think some help is better tahn no help at all. If I knew something I could do to save a life. It would be hard for me to just stand there and do nothing.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
If the law says he can't then he would be in trouble and if he wouldn't help the victim, then the accident may take his or her life away. But if you ask me, i think they should reconsider the humanitarian act of the barefoot doctor. Obviously, there is no intention to harm the victim and he is capable enough to at least provide first aid.
@fiazio (735)
• India
3 Apr 09
I don't think so, because is its a doctor the first thing any doctor would do is save the life the person who is in danger. People would just listen to the doctor after noticing the way of curing the person hurt. So according to me there should be no problem no matter when or where the doctor is, her/his knowledge of saving lives will always save many lives .