Physician Assisted Suicide Essay

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Physicians Should Assist in Suicide Have you ever had to sit with a friend or family member suffering in pain? Imagine if this person only had six months to live, and those would be the worst months they would ever have to experience. All anyone could do is watch as this person cried and yelled for someone to stop the miserable pain and agony. What if there was a way to stop the pain? Physician Assisted Suicide is a physician intentionally assisting a patient to terminate their life among their request. “Physician assisted Suicide remains a very controversial topic throughout the country. Terminally ill patients, physicians, and pharmacists often have different beliefs about the practice” (Fass, 847). If Physician Assisted…show more content…
The term terminally ill is usually used for very progressive diseases such as cancer, or serious heart diseases rather than a trauma. Death should be in the hand of the beholder; therefore every state in the United States should consider an Act much like that of Oregon’s. “The Oregon Death with Dignity Act (ODDA) allows a patient to request a lethal dose of medication from a physician for the purposes of self-administration” (Ganzini, et al. 445). With this way the patient is the one choosing to end their own life sooner than…show more content…
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