The Argument Against Physician Assisted Suicide

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Physician Assisted suicide The phrase “do no harm” is not actually mentioned in the Hippocratic Oath but that dose not mean that the words in the oath are not upheld, the oath goes much deeper to cement the extreme responsibilities of a doctor and to ensure that it is a patient is first a person not a disease. As a doctor should always exorcise every available option to treat a healthy patient there is an ongoing debate on weather the same treatment is carried out on a patient thought to be terminally ill. The debate has stirred up a great deal of emotions and is near and dear to many American hearts. With the issue of Physician Assisted Suicide many points are discussed for and against In the Articles: “Death And The Law: Why Government Has An Interest In Preserving Life” By Lawrence Rudden and Gerard V. Bradley and “Promoting A culture Of Abandonment” By Teresa R Wagner. Physician assisted suicide is something I disagree with because It would violate the trust between a patient and a doctor, It opens the floodgates for other such abuses and generally such requests are made out of fear for the dying process. Historically, the fundamental goal of the doctor-patient relationship has been to comfort and to…show more content…
The Hippocratic oath also states” I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, who’s illness may affect the patients family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems if I am to care adequately for the sick.“ A great deal is lost in the modern world but health care practitioners and patients should never forget what its all about, its all about reliving of suffering and enhancement of opportunities for a meaningful life, not that of intentional termination of
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