Week 6 Assignment - Choose 1 of the 4 persuasive essays in...

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Choose 1 of the 4 persuasive essays in Chapter 51, and then read the essay and write a paragraph of at least 200 words in which you discuss how effectively the author persuaded you. I choose to read the essay by Dr. Marc Seigel, who is in favor of legalized assisted suicide. Dr. Seigel was able to effectively persuade me to believe that this act can be done in an honorable fashion. A woman who was in the care of Dr. Seigel had advanced pancreatic cancer that had spread to her spine and left her paralyzed. The doctor quickly became friends with his patient and began to visiting her for hours at a time. After a while the women’s cancer spread to her bones and her pain escalated. Dr. Seigel increased the amount of morphine to ease his patient’s pain. Then came the day that the necessary amount of morphine clearly hastened her death, Dr. Seigel gave the woman’s friends time to say their good-byes and used the morphine to relieve his friend’s suffering. Dr. Seigel helped me to understand that he did this
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 230 taught by Professor Colleendonovan during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 6 Assignment - Choose 1 of the 4 persuasive essays in...

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