Assisted Suicide : A Metaphoric Weapon

analytical Essay
1020 words
1020 words

The bible is a testimony in the sense of following guidelines to create a healthier lifestyle with God. The Hippocratic Oath is a sworn statement or a word of honor that is standard in the hospital. If many are determined and motivated to become disciples of God, then why is it so hard to follow the Oath that keeps the hospital healthy and sane? Some do not believe in the bible nor the Hippocratic Oath but the oath is palpable and it needs to be taken into consideration that is only trying to do good by the patients. Doctors are trained to protect those in need and the oath is only backing them up on it. “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”(Tyson 4). Peter gives site to how the oath opposes assisted suicide. The oath explains that doctors will not give a patient any drug who asked for it, nor will he or she recommend it or take any part in ending lives but will honor the practice and do his or her best by all means necessary, which is abiding by the Hippocratic Oath.
In order for one to believe in anything they will need recognition and substantial evidence that they are about to place confidence over something that has a pull on his or her life. The Oath becomes a safety jacket for patients who are lost. “You see, real people- that is patients- don’t blithely dismiss the Hippocratic Oath as if it were merely akin to a secret handshake. In their commonsense understanding, the Oath protects their welfare by making the doctors honor- bound to always ‘do no harm’ (a catchphrase that succinctly summarizes the moral thrust of the Oath, although it doe...

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This primary source from an entry in a book explains why patients should seek alternatives before choosing to die.
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This primary source of an interview displays the perspective of a terminally ill patient opposing assisted suicide.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the hippocratic oath is a sworn statement or word of honor that is standard in the hospital. doctors are trained to protect those in need.
  • Analyzes how john peyton, a washington state man who died of als, made an compelling statement against assisted suicide. he can influence others to act on his positivity and think about the greater things in life.
  • States that bagaric, mirko, "don't encourage the grim reaper." australian (canberra) 2010 sep 21: 12.
  • Explains that the hippocratic oath protects patients' welfare by making them honor-bound to always ‘do no harm’.
  • Explains that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide violate the hippocratic oath. the lutheran church—missouri synod, 2001.
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