Many disagree with it but I personally believe it should be up to the patient and his/her doctor to decide what is best for their life. I would say it would be considered as ethical egoism. I don’t agree with physician-assisted-suicide being illegal. I understand that someone’s death affects many people but I do believe that at the end it should be the patient’s choice. If I were terminally ill, I would not want to suffer just to suffer.
People who argue against physician suicide argue about the sanctity of life. There argument believes by legalizing physician assisted suicide there is likelihood for corruption, professional dishonesty, and efficient flaw. Those who oppose for holy reasons argue, our lives are given to us by a supreme being and others lives are not ours to take, but a donation from God and to destroy the gift God gave us is a sin and therefore immoral. However, a morally wrong act can be made morally right if the process used in deciding to perform it and the way it is performed are kindhearted and usefully
Slim explains to George, “You hadda George. I swear you hadda” (118). He did have to kill Lennie in order to ensure the safety of himself as well as the safety of others who Lennie could have injured. When the well being of multiple people are in jeopardy, euthanasia is justifiable at the expense of only one
The American Medical Association has generally argued against physician assisted suicide on the grounds that it undermines the integrity of the profession (Braddock & Tonelli 1998). Although patients can commit suicide without the aid of their physician it is still against the law and it can affect family members after they are gone. Opinions differ on the ethical consequences of trying to make physician assisted suicide the responsibility of doctors, but prior consideration of such ethically relevant consequences the question arises of whether the provision assisted suicide can logically be part of the doctor’s role (Fiona Randall & Robin Downie 2010). At the same time the state needs to monitor physician to see that they do not break the law and take it into their hands to participate in physician assisted suicide. A physician job description is to aim at the provision of treatments with health benefits in the patient’s best interest, and to avoid adverse outcomes (Fiona Randall & Robin Downie 2010).
MORALLY RIGHT - ASSISTED SUICIDE DONE Does physician assisted suicide belong in this world? Is it ethical to voluntarily kill oneself and gain relief from the sufferings of society? Many philosophers have a broad range of opinions on this issue. Some argue that it is valid and the correct step to take, while others disagree and state that it has no place in the medical world. For instance, a philosopher named Albert Campus states , “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” Furthermore, some commentator’s voice that physician assisted suicide is requested because of poor care, is simply wrong, only leads to a downhill path, and goes against the purpose of medical treatment.
They believe that people should die naturally and should not be assisted in their death by medical means. People believe that PAS is unethical and should not even be considered. “Many people fear that physician-assisted suicide will create a climate in which some people are pressured into committing suicide. The very old, the very poor, or minorities and other vulnerable populations might be encouraged to hasten death, rather than to "burden" their families or the health care system. Again, this is not a genuine choice, but a social issue, one that stems from how our society cares for its elders and for the poor, and whether minority groups can get good health care” (Lynn, 2006).
Family members can argue that the pleasure (relieving the pain of one family member) does not outweigh the cost of pain (a family losing a member). Pro: There are two main points that are associated with morality of pro assisted suicide. The first is the respect for death with dignity and the second is again using Bentham’s Utilitarian theory. After all, it is completely immoral to deny a persons last request: death. The main reason patients think about suicide is because of the endless pain they suffer.
So a physician’s decision to enter into this agreement with his patient is a difficult one at best. Therefore at this juncture the debate seems to indicate that physician-assisted suicide is driven by emotivism. This statement is made because although there is something to say about the position that it’s wrong, none of it is really based on concrete facts. Society surmises that there will be abuses of the practice. Because of the state of world today, one would say this is a given.
With Freedom Come Responsibility “How do people come up with a date and a time to take life from another man?” (Gaines 157). This question is easy to answer if your a soldier in Iraq, but choosing the date to take the life of an innocent human is not right. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, the only people that seemed to be accused were the innocent. A major theme for both novels would be, Recognizing injustice and facing responsibility. The main Characters are the ones that notice the injustice and try to change their corrupted society.