Is There Death With Dignity Research Paper

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Research Paper Assignment Is There Death with Dignity? Kimberly Hayes AMU/APUS Is There Death with Dignity? Many people every year are diagnosed with crippling, painful and debilitating terminal diseases or are left a quadriplegic from some sort of an accident. The cost of continued care for these issues for the remainder of their life can reach astronomical amounts of money. If a person decides to end the pain and suffering and to avoid the constantly increasing costs of maintenance, should they be allowed to? Is there really such a thing as dignity with death? Some lawmakers and state officials feel that it is suicide or even murder. According to Peter Ubel, a contributor for Forbes magazine, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines suicide as: “Death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “the act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally especially by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind.” By both of those definitions, the act of a terminally ill person ingesting an overdose of pills with the intention of ending their life would qualify as suicide”, (Ubel, P., 2013, September 11).…show more content…
He stated: “A person’s right to be treated with dignity, I now suggest, is the right that others’ acknowledge his genuine critical interests: that they acknowledge that he is the kind of creature, and has the moral standing, such that it is intrinsically, objectively important how his life goes. Dignity is a central aspect of the value we have been examining throughout this book:
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