The doctors have tried to keep Christina’s pain under control, but with all the medicine the slightest touch feels like razor blades scraping her skin. Being a terminal patient is rather difficult to come to terms with, leaving unpaid bills behind, losing bodily control, and having family watch them die a slow painful death. Incidentally Christiana does not live in one of the four states that offer Physician Assisted Suicide. Physician Assisted Suicide should be legalized in all states because it is a freedom of choice, ceases one’s pain and suffering and decreases traditional suicide rates. Physician Assisted Suicide is a freedom of choice.
However, in recent decades, when a patient feels that his or her life is no longer worth living for, they will commonly ask for their physicians’ assistance in suicide. Many people feel that it is the physician’s moral responsibility to end the suffering of the patient, while others feel that it is unethical to interfere with a natural process of death. Physicians exist to save the lives of patients. Assisted suicide puts them in the position of ending lives and naturally creates arguments of ethicality and legality. Currently, physician-assisted suicide is illegal.
She did chose not to die under excruciating pain from that terrible disease which has taken so many loved ones. She had gone through surgery and many chemotherapy treatments but still her brain tumor kept growing. After all that had been done by medical team, the outcome was terrifying; instead her life continued to deteriorate and would go into so many seizures and loss consciousness. Doctors had to tell her the truth of what was going to happen, and sometime it is not easy for a doctor to be able to tell a patient how many months or days they have left on earth, but regardless they gave her all necessary information regarding her illness treatments and alternatives. All medical professionals have their own values and beliefs, but they used ethical framework and stayed within their scope of practice and honored the wishes of the patient.
Is it ethical to let a terminally ill patient be put to death? God is the only one that can decide when to take a life away. No person nor doctor should perform assisted suicide, it is taking away the most incredible thing we experience: life. Those who support euthanasia may believe it is okay to practice this so called type of medicine, because their patients are terminally ill and by ending their life, they are not ending some beautiful gift but instead ending the patient’s misery. Another argument by people in favor of assisted suicide is that if the patient and the family both agree, then there really is no harm in carrying out the patients last wishes.
Many people worry that because it is a more affordable option that doctors will try and persuade a patient into the direction of physician assisted suicide. This is not true though, a doctor has to give the patient all their options not matter the cost. Also if the patient is directed into believing physician assisted suicide is their best option, they have to go through a different doctor and convince them that physician assisted suicide is what they really want. The right to die gives patients a sense of power. These patients have lost almost all control of their physical health, the only thing they have left, is to enjoy their last weeks or months of living.
They just want to die instead of suffering those medical treatments. In that time, the patients’ family just believes in the doctors and tells them to do whatever they can, but the doctors just do something that 's possible. Almost patients have died after that expensive medical treatments, but the doctors still do those medical procedures. That doctors did not have enough confidence to tell the truth to the patients’ families. Other doctors have more confidence, so they explain the health condition to the patients’ families.
Terminally ill patients no longer wish to have their lives artificially prolonged by expensive, painful, or debilitating treatments and would rather die quietly. The patients do not wish to prolong their life and they may not wish to commit suicide themselves or worse, are physically incapable of doing so. People have the right to their own destiny and living in the U.S we have acquired freedom. The patients Right to Self Determination Act gives the patient the power to decide how, when and why they choose to die. In "Editorial Exchange: Death with Dignity: Reopen Assisted-Suicide Debate."
It has the minds of society wondering if death solves some of the most extreme medical problems. If a patient finds himself or herself terminally ill and in excruciating pain, they should have the option to partake in assisted suicide to end their misery. Some insights support Euthanasia and some reject the concept. This issue is important to society because people want the right to end their lives when facing terminal, or life threatening, illnesses. In my opinion, certain forms of euthanasia should be considered legal.
Every state should offer the option of doctor-assisted suicide and not have this means of relief as something only specific to certain regions. This topic will not only enlighten the reader to something that tends to be overlooked but will open the reader’s minds to what terminally ill patients feel and experience. The patient’s perspective will show readers what leads them to this life-ending decision. Since Doctor assisted suicide is not a fundamental freedom guaranteed to each person in every state the undocumented suicide rates increase. Terminally ill patients will suffer from depression and find no meaning left in their lives which lead them to commit suicide in a horrific manner (Smith, “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide” Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice published in 2002).
It’s hard for a family to go through this and the terminally ill want to save their families from as much heart break as they can. Brittany Maynard was a 29 year old woman, she was thriving and loving life then, she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Brittany did a lot of research about her cancer and she finally realized that there wouldn’t be any good outcome. After fighting the cancer for months, she had the option of living in her home with hospice coming in and caring for her. Brittany made the decision to move to Oregon with her family to be protected by the Death with Dignity law.