Physician-assisted suicide is associated. Some areas legally accept Physician-assisted suicide while other does not. For those that legalize Physician-assisted suicide, there some requirements that the patients must meet first such as they must be eighteen years or above and must be terminally ill (Sullivan et al, 120). The patients should also be in a state that is capable of making a decision. Along with the requirements, some steps have to be accomplished as far as Physician- assisted suicide is concerned. The steps include a written request that is witnessed by two witnesses, two oral requests that have a difference of at least fifteen days and confirming the diagnosis by a physician. It is also vital to confirm the competency of the patient in deciding all angles. The physician should also inform the patients on the alternative options to Physician- assisted suicide for instance comfort care. Going through all these steps makes Physician- assisted suicide legal in the states that view it as legal as long as all requirements are met.
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- Summer '19
- Ethics, Physician