Susan Wolf's Thoughts On Physician Assisted Suicide

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An Assisted Suicide Issue Name PHI 200: Mind and Machine Professor Date An Assisted Suicide Issue I can understand how Susan Wolf felt about physician-assisted suicide. When she started writing about the physician-assisted suicide, she was not faced with it affecting her family. When she talked to her dad about this issue, he was so adamant about wanting to live no matter what state his body was in. Her father stated that there was no afterlife, so he wanted every last bit of “it” on any terms (Wolf, 2008). Should Susan still believe what her father was saying how he wanted to live no matter what state his body was in or should she consider what he wants now that he is experiencing everything that his body is going through?…show more content…
Sometime you have to make the doctors give you answers or point you in the right direction. If my father had asked for the feeding tube to be discontinued and I knew that he was not going to get better no matter what, I would have made them do it. I could not look at him every day suffering and in that much pain as I know he was in. The would have discussed the feeding tube with him when he first wanted to discontinue it and I would not have let the doctors or the people who visited him make him feel that he shouldn’t do. Who were we really concerned about? He was suffering a lot with the feeding tube and that was wrong. I believe he just wanted for Susan to say that it was okay for him to let go. Some people have hung on to life until they can say goodbye to all that they want to. I think he didn’t let go because he still could see the hope in her eyes and hear the hope in her voice that she thought he would get better.. Even thou they want to go they still don’t want their love ones to suffer. We never want to let go of our love ones because it hurts. We have to do what is best for them and not us. We have to realize that they are the ones in pain and that they are just prolonging what they know is going to happen. By prolonging their death just makes it that much harder to deal with. It is easier said than done, but if you stop and think about it and put it in God’s everything will be okay. I agree with her being by her father’s side and reassuring him that he was no burden to her. I disagree that she didn’t discuss what he wanted to do and do it regardless how it was hurting her. She should have stayed on the doctors’ case about the prognosis. If they refused or were so uncertain about giving you answers, then she should have sort out other doctor’s opinion. I know she wonders did she do everything she could for her father. I say she was a good daughter that

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