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Assisted suicide is the process by which an individual, who may otherwise be incapable, is provided with drugs or equipment to commit suicide. Typically terminally ill patients and those with chronic pain go through the process of assisted suicide. Age, gender,previous experience with physician assisted suicide, and work environment are factors which influence health professionals' attitudes towards physician assisted death. Assisted suicude may destory the bond between doctors and patients, and patient Suffering at End-of-Life is in place to prevent abuse and to protect people from unscrupulous doctors and others. Doctors are there to help, if a patient thinks that their pain is too much they should have the right to end their life but then a doctor can come into the picture and tell them that there is treatment they can go through to help with the pain and be able to live. The final decision is the most
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Unformatted text preview: important and there are issues upon that to decide who gets to make the decision. There is one doctor, many doctors or the family in making the right decision for the patient. 1. Terminally ill patients are allowed to end their lives by refusing medical treatments. 2. Death is a compassionate way to relieve unbearable suffering. 3. Taking a life under any circumstances is immoral. 4. The right to die should be fundamental freedom. 5. Will bring down health care rather than promoting health and living cost. 6. May be used for people who cant afford medical treatment. 7. Able to save vital organs for someone else. 8. Patients can die with dignity rather than reduce them to a shell of their former selves. 9. Demeans the value of human life. 10. Doctors are given too much power, and can be wrong or unethical....
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2011 for the course HLT 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Northern Virginia Community College.

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