Physician - Physician-Assisted Suicide Thinking back,...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Thinking back, Siegmann cannot really remember in his youth the topic of euthanasia coming up in the media (he’s not sure whether it was his not paying attention too well to the world around him or whether it was such a big issue a generation ago). Medicine has gotten to the point where we can keep people alive under the harshest conditions. All you essentially need really is the ability for blood to move through your arteries. You don’t need to be conscious, don’t have to be able to eat/swallow/digest food, don’t have to breathe. Different types of euthanasia: o voluntary euthanasia – the patient chooses to die T Physician-assisted suicide; active euthanasia because the physician has to do something (set up the machine, etc.); this is not letting nature take its course; probably the most famous case of this is Dr. Kevorkian o nonvoluntary euthanasia – the patient has not chosen to die o active euthanasia – an action is taken to directly cause death
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHI2600 taught by Professor Siegmann during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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