Inherent Dangers of Physician Assisted Suicide Today, there has been a considerable amount of debate going on, both among the public and politicians, about physician assisted suicide. In fact, assisted suicide has now become a legal act in some states such as Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Despite the controversy between oppositionists and advocates, these states are failing to grasp the big picture and look deeper into the issue. States and countries that have now enacted the act of assisted suicide have undoubtedly seen the dangers inherent in legalizing such a law. The decision of allowing assisted suicide is one in which the interest of an individual cannot be separated from the interests of a society as whole because the death of person can often affect the lives of others often in ways, and to an extent, which cannot be foreseen.
It is done because of love or inability to cope? Only they know.” The writer of this paper feels that euthanasia should be accepted more then it is, but is not the answer. I think that most suffering can be deemed tolerable with proper medications. It seems that if the pain can be controlled with medication, that the person could pass on in a deep sleep and be comfortable. However there are other symptoms that accompany other illness that can not be changed by medication.
This supports my claim because patients could get help, but if it doesn’t help enough the patients should be able to choose assisted suicide and end their life without having to continue suffering. In conclusion assisted suicide is a good and beneficial thing when patients have no more hope to continue living. Assisted suicide is beneficial to patients suffering from a degenerative or fatal condition that there is nothing else to do. Assisted suicide may seem like a bad thing, but in reality it is something very helpful.
Although physician assisted suicide may result in the fulfillment of another’s choice, be considered a compassionate mean to end suffering, or even be considered a right, I believe it is not morally acceptable. In the act of physician assisted suicide, a patient voluntarily requests his or her doctor to assist in providing the means needed for self killing. In most cases of physician assisted suicide, patients who request this type of assistance are terminally ill and mentally competent (i.e. have sufficient understanding of an individual’s own situation and purpose and consequences of any action). Those who have committed the action of physician assisted suicide or condone the act may believe that one has the right to end their own life, the right of autonomy (the right or condition of self governing), the right to a dignified death, believe that others have a duty to minimize suffering, or believe it (physician assisted suicide) to be a compassionate act, or a combination of these things.
People knowing that their health will not improve and will arrive at their death should be given the right to an assisted suicide. Harmful or attempted suicides that result in severe damage can also be prevented by letting those with physical suffering end their life by the help of a physician. Even though assisted suicide is illegal in most states, it is generally ethical. Assisted suicide needs to only be administered and considered moral for someone who has a terminal diagnosis and wishes to die gracefully in order to relieve their pain. Suicide is not normally something that should be deemed acceptable, but since suicide with assistance can help the terminally ill, it needs to be seen as ethical for the sake of the less fortunate with a deadly
This is the argument for one of the most controversial questions of the past decade, should assisted suicide be deemed legal in the United States? The root of the controversy is the involvement of medical community in such a choice. I will look to find a not an answer but guidance to determine if assisted suicide is an ethical choice. While the issue has no answer that would make both sides of the issue content, Utillitarism and relative ethics can help clear the ethical issue at hand. The utillatirist perspective will help explain how the outcome of physician assisted suicide helps a population with a certain end benefits and changes the quality of life of a person who is on a tight schedule to meet a certain death.
Therefore, doctors should be able to assist the suicide of their patients without being accused of committing a criminal offense. This conception is supported by three points of view. The first point defenses the autonomy of people, which covers the right of people to make decision about their own life. The second point advocates the empathy for our fellow human and their dignity at the end of their life. Lastly, the voice of society which has been giving more support to assisted suicide and euthanasia in the last years.
The authors continuously talk about whatever stated in the article are not the only reasons why physician assisted suicide is a possible option for the patients who decide to end their life how they want to. Perhaps the authors did want to make respecting the patient’s decision the only reason why PAS is a better form of practice than CAS—depending on the case. It feels as even though the authors claim the reasons, or reason, for why PAS should be considered, is not enough to sway their readers to accepting their
I believe people should be prepared to raise a family, even though this is usually not the case for heterosexual couples, this however ... ... middle of paper ... ...ch thing as a justified suicide? I do think terminally ill, old age and people suffering from debilitating diseases can have justified suicides. Anything other than that people are suffering from temporary reasons, such as depression, emotional pain, or financial hardship. These can be fixed through making changes to one’s life. Patients who have no options or options that result in greater pain, should be able to commit physician assisted suicide.
Oncology patients don’t necessary like the idea of physician assistant suicide. Some negative issues of assisted suicide are that it violates ethics that people may have. Also it is compared to Euthanasia and people find that to be just as bad as assisted suicide. Assisted nor Physician Assisted suicide should be legal in the U.S. In the following essay the articles Technical Difficulties and National Center for Biotechnology Information will help with support and evidence as to why there are benefits and negative issues to assisted suicide, but no matter what it should still not be legal.