med ethics- euthinasia 4-6-11

med ethics- euthinasia 4-6-11 - -All patients who are dying...

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-All patients who are dying are depressed. This is normal. We are getting better at dealing with pain and disease, no need to kill anyone. In AID patients, the physicians anticipate pain. They did not have the severe symptoms at the moment. -Physicians were allowing them to die on a specific date. Patients feared loss of control. 50% of American doctors say they would perform euthanasia in some circumstances if it were legal (1991). Pro-Euthanasia - Hank : He does not want to have any symptoms of AIDS. He had seen friends die with these symptoms, and he did not want to suffer and die like this. In this case, it is inevitable that he is going to die from this disease. Is this an acceptable instance? Is certainty to death sufficient? - No, we are all going to die. - The person must be able to make this decision rationally. This suffering will hinder their quality of life. (This isn't happening with Hank, because he is not suffering yet. He has anticipation of suffering.) -A person can choose to live or die. They have their own choice. Anti-Euthanasia
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