Unit 6 - Unit 6 1. Why do you think U.S. citizens are...

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Unit 6 1. Why do you think U.S. citizens are divided on whether they think a doctor should be allowed to help terminally ill persons and their own life? David Crary’s article, “Americans Divided on Whether Doctors Should Help Terminally Ill Patients Die,” he describes that more than two-thirds of Americans believe there are circumstances in which a patient should be allowed to die, but they are closely divided on whether it should be legal for a doctor to help terminally ill patients end their own lives by prescribing fatal drugs. The new AP-Ipsos poll asked whether it should be legal for doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients to end their own lives—a practice currently allowed in Oregon but in no other states. 48 percent said it should be legal; 44 percent said it should illegal. More broadly, 68 percent said that there are circumstances when a patient should be allowed to die, while 30 percent said doctors and nurses should do everything possible to save the life of a patient. I personally think, that it’s the terminally ill patient’s choice, along with the family of the patient. If the patient and the family has decided on pursuing on taking the lethal drug, then the doctor has consent to give the patient the drug. Of course, dieing is serious, but if someone is in pain, and their family, as well as the patient, feel that this path should be taken, then so be it. 2. What are some steps a person goes through in the grieving process? “The Grieving Process” by Michael R. Leming and George E. Dikinson, tells that grieving is a very powerful emotion that is often triggered or stimulated by death. Thomas Atting makes an important distinction between grief and the grieving process.
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Unit 6 - Unit 6 1. Why do you think U.S. citizens are...

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