The Pros And Cons Of Physician Assisted Suicide

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Imagine a loved one who is terminally ill. Think of the memories and laughs you’ve shared over the years. Every birthday, special occasion, and every holiday you’ve spent sitting around the table sharing stories. Could you assist that loved one in their own death? Can you imagine being the responsible party that ended their life? Physician assisted suicide is this exact concept. Physicians assist their patients in committing suicide by offering deadly drugs and narcotics. Some may see this act as humane, however; physician assisted suicide is morally wrong and unnecessary.
There are many arguments revolved around whether or not physician assisted suicide should be legal. One of these arguments is that physicians should do not harm to their patients. In addition, physicians take the Hippocratic Oath. The Oath requires all new physicians to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards. In the oath it states, “ I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.”(Siegfried E.). This oath sets guidelines to all medical professionals to take on the role as a healer and do so without threatening a patient’s life.
The American Medical Association (AMA) policy states, “ Physician assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as a healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks."(Pearson, John). As a healer, one should go to their absolute limits to make sure their patient is progressing in their health. Regardless of how serious their health risks are, physicians should be supportive and ensure the patient that they will do everything in their power to help them surmount their illnes...

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...Instead of making a rash decision, people should consider what they’re actually loosing. Committing suicide isn’t preventing anything that will hurt you, but preventing the chances of things getting better. It’s not your last resort. Many medical associations and professionals offer programs to assist you in getting the specific comfort you need, not abolishing your life.
I call upon the world to illegalize assisted suicide. It should not be legal to take the life of an innocent human being because of an illness or old age. Every person has the same rights to live happily. By legalizing assisted suicide, you take away these rights. No matter how sick or dysfunctional a human being is, they do not deserve to have their life ended because of it. Finally, human beings possesses morals and it is extremely immoral to kill an innocent human being based on their health.
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