Informative Essay On Assisted Suicide

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Assisted Suicide PHI 200 Steven Carter February 27, 2012 Assisted Suicide Dealing with a painful and a long terminal illness is hard on everyone involved especially the person whom this is happening to. Susan Wolf’s article, “Confronting Physician-Assisted suicide and Euthanasia: My Father’s Death”, was very emotional and expressed the changes a dying person makes as the pain and all the treatments become too much to handle, especially when it is determined nothing else can be done. If this had been one of my parents, I would have dealt with the situation the same way that Susan Wolf did. I had an aunt that suffered with colon cancer and I agree that the most important thing to do is to keep the person comfortable and do only…show more content…
There are many pros and cons to the subject of assisted suicide and euthanasia. The laws are created to protect the patient from abuse and from unethical doctors and other people. The laws are not there to made people suffer in anyway. When looking at assisted suicide and euthanasia, you realize it is not a private act. The patient is unable to obtain the necessary drugs or materials by themselves. It involves one person facilitating the death of another. This is a concern because it can lead to abuse, exploitation and erosion of care for patients. The argument for assisted suicide and euthanasia is that the medical cost can be reduced which could give the family more in the estate. The time the nurses and doctors spend with this patient could be spent with other patients. The anguish of watching a family member dye would be lessened and the family could all say their goodbyes. Most important is the dignity of the patient. The family and friends do not have to see their loved one become frail and

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