Essay On Doctor Assisted Death

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Jill Harrison English B MacDonald Doctor Assisted Death Every year in the U.S. alone, over a million people are diagnosed with a terminal illness. This means that a million people a year are told that no matter what kind of treatment or surgery they go through, they will reach they're inevitable fate: death. Unfortunately, the terminally ill are more often than not put through severe suffering with no relief from pain medication. In a country based on freedom, doctor assisted death should be made legal so that the terminally ill can choose exactly when and how they die. Doctor assisted death is a subject that is widely misunderstood by the public. In the 2012 election, it was the topic of one of the questions on the Massachusetts ballot.…show more content…
Sometimes, the lethal dose of medication does not work and the patient is left alive. In one case, a man took his dose of medication and did not die. He ended up surviving his terminal illness three years past his estimated time of death. In order for doctor assisted death to be legalized, doctors must make it more of an exact science. The dose of medication given to the patient must be lethal enough so that he/she does not wake up to the nightmare of realizing that they did not die. Also, more research has to be done of terminal illness. This must be done to avoid giving people a false prognosis. If both these things are done, this country could be one step closer to the legalization of doctor assisted death. In America, land of the free, doctor assisted death should be made legal so that the terminally ill can choose when and how they die. In the United States, millions of people are suffering with their terminal illness and the fact that they will inevitably die. By educating the country about and perfecting the science of doctor assisted death, America can move a few steps closer to giving Mrs. Carberry and millions of other Americans the justice they

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