Phi 208 Ethics And Moral Reasoning

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End of Life Choices PHI 208 Ethics and Moral Reasoning Instructor: Justin Murray Angelica Pino 05/26/2014 Working in a hospital I often wonder if many people deserve to die in a hospital or nursing home. Many people who come in and out of the hospital know that they are facing the End of Life stages. It’s a huge burden on the patient and family to not know when that day is coming. Many of these patients are suffering from pain and are in extreme agony. One of the main reason why patients who are actively dying go to a hospital is they are in pain and need a high level of pain medicine. Another reason is some patients who are dying try to commit suicide and are not successful.…show more content…
Sure, anyone who doesn’t want to live their life anymore can commit suicide, whether it’s the right way to it would be frown upon and weather the person doing it may suffer and may not complete it the correct way. Currently in the United States, there are only four states that allow patients to make that decision to have a physician-assisted suicide. If a patient chooses to have a physician-assisted suicide, it is legal for them to have them in Montana, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. The rest of the forty-six states and DC consider assisted suicide illegal and in most cases, it is considered manslaughter and a second-degree felony. “An adult who is capable, is a resident of Oregon, and has been determined by the attending physician and consulting physician to be suffering from a terminal disease, and who has voluntarily expressed his or her wish to die, make a written request for medication for the purpose of ending his or her life a humane and dignified manner.” (Euthanasia.procom.org). who would be considered to be competent to make a decision to be assisted by a physician to commit suicide? Is it ethically ok for a person to want to end their life? Should a physician be allowed to help a patient at the end of…show more content…
I feel that it should be there right by any state. To be allowed to choose the end of life. I feel that situations like this is ethical. The reason being is most patients know the quality of life before they were diagnosed with their diseases. If the patient feels that, they are ok to end their life and have an ethical reason to do so. Then they should be able to end their life with the help of a physician. The person knows what pain they are going through and know that quality of life is deteriorating is sad to see people who are physically helpless. I see this on an everyday
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