Euthanasia research- Dan w Brock

Euthanasia research- Dan w Brock - Physician assisted...

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Physician assisted suicide and Euthanasia 1. The moral justifiability of assisted suicide: deals only with voluntary cases of assisted suicide or euthanasia. The physician’s participation is morally justified only in cases where their motive is to respect the wishes of the patient and to provide the patient with a “good death”. Addresses only secular moral arguments regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia. Physician assisted suicide: the patient acts last. The doctor provides the patient with the lethal dose and the patient then administers it to himself. The physician and patient act together to kill the patient. There is greater certainty of the patient’s voluntary resolve to die. Euthanasia: the physician acts last. Patient cannot administer a lethal dose so doctor does it for them. Similarities and Differences: Only difference is the person who administers the dose. Physician plays an active and necessary causal role in providing the lethal dose. In both cases the choice rests fully on the patient.
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course ETHICS 101 taught by Professor Prof.sosa during the Spring '11 term at Manhattan College.

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