Assisted Suicide is for Everyone Should Doctors assist their patient's death? The doctors' obligation is to provide every possible support during the process of dying. Do doctors have the right to hasten the process, when requested to do so? There has been a great deal of discussion over this topic for the past few years. For many years now, assisted suicide has been a debated topic of who believes in it and who does not.
The catechism of the church says that “Suicide contradicts the natural inclination of the human being to preserve and perpetuate [their own] life. It is gravely contrary to the just love of self […] It unjustly breaks the ties of solidarity with family, nation […] others to which [one] continue to have obligations […] it is contrary to love for the living God.” (C.C. 2281) Therefore, life should be valued by each person, suicide shows others and God, t...
(Rom 6:23) Not only do we deserve death but because of our sin mankind is in opposition to God to the point that “God’s wrath burns against you and me” (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015, p133). Nothing we can do will ever bring about a right relationship with God. However, God provided an atonement for our sin and through the death of Jesus upon the cross, and by His sacrifice, we are shown mercy. (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015). Through this act of love, we are reconciled to God and spared from eternal separation (Towns, 2002).
People think they have freedom to end their life by phrasing Right to Die. Who choose to die before the time they think that the best way to avoid pain and suffering from their sickness is to end their lives; thus, they may say that they have Right to Die since their excruciating condition of being sick of diseases or being alone. 4. Do people have the right to seek assistance in dying? I don’t think it is right to seek assistance in dying.
Physician-Assisted Suicide Francis Bacon once said, “I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.” In other words, people are not afraid to die. Rather, they are afraid of the way in which they are going to die. Today, four centuries of medical progress later, Bacon’s words are truer than ever. Medical advances have allowed physicians to prolong the lives of their patients, or maybe it would be better to say, to prolong their deaths. People are made to live too long in ways they would not choose: dependent upon machines, lying in comas, and suffering unbearable pain.
Remembering that we are going to die will remind us that we have nothing to lose because nearly everything falls away in the face of death. If we were to contemplate and value other meanings about life and death, it could potentially alter the dialogues we have about death. This could change the way that we die, but more importantly, it could transform the way that we live.
People are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases everyday. Those people have to change their entire lifestyle to fight against their unfortunate fate. Physician-assisted suicide, also known as euthanasia, has been a controversial topic for many years. Some people believe that death should not be an option; however, they fail to recognize that death may be the only choice. Therefore, physician-assisted suicide should be legal in every state.
Life is just a series of just adapting to whatever it decides to throw at us. We have no say so or choice. However, some have somewhat of an option when it comes to death. In the case of a terminally ill patient, a decision must be made on whether they should live on. This concept is referred to as physician-assisted suicide.
When it comes to Euthanasia whether it’s looked at as the dignity to die or suicide, people don’t know whether it should stay illegal or be legalized. Some people believe it’s murder when it isn’t if you’re taking someone off of life support. Religions say it’s suicide when others will say that it’s stopping the pain because God doesn’t want us to suffer. There is also the doctor’s oath that they must follow which explains the rules of relationships between doctor and patient. Robert Latimer is one of the many relatives that have gone through dealing with someone with a disability illness, but he took action when there was nothing else they could do for his daughter and ended her life.
Euthanasia or assisted suicide is a very sensitive topic of today’s world. With the medical technology of today, it is possible to keep a person alive even if brain dead by the use of life support machines and other life sustaining equipment. The debate is that when a person is at a dead end, either in a coma or having been diagnosed with a terminal disease that ends in death, should that person be able to have the right to choose to die by an assisted suicide.