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ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING 2 Introduction Nowadays nurses find themselves at the center of quandaries and more ethical predicaments that are thought-infuriating, contradicting, and punic than ever. This perfidiousness has been primarily contributed to the field of medicine due to technological advancements in medicine. The medical technological innovations are meant for prolonging life and have attracted divergent deliberations on patient’s quality of life, patient’s self-sufficiency, and the definition of death. The physician suicide is the most critical predicament that examines nurses’ role and treatment of patients. Several issues that are revolving around this ethical dilemma are; a patient’s quality of life, patient’s independence, the action of what is good for the patient, and do not harm the patient. This essay seeks to examine the ethical predicaments associated with physician-assisted suicide from two perspectives of ethical debate. Physician-Assisted Suicide permissible Physician Aided/Assisted Suicide is used to “define the practice legalized under the “Washington, Oregon and Vermont Death with Dignity Acts and is meant to reflect the requirement that eligible persons must have decisional competence and have a limited life expectancy of about 6 months or less” (Starks, Dudzinski, & White, 2013). According to Starks
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  • Fall '16
  • Dr.Okoth
  • Ethics , Physician, Quill, Starks

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