A living will that list a patients wishes are always discussed and documented

A living will that list a patients wishes are always

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A living will, that list a patient’s wishes, are always discussed and documented in writing when a patient is admitted for care. They are a means of giving choice and control to the patient about how they see their own end of life care. They are about a patient being able to control their own health outcomes when they no longer have the mental capability to make that decision. They are about providing a patient’s dignity, bodily integrity, privacy and independence during the latter stages of life and dealing with advanced care planning after a patient no longer has the capacity to make their wishes known. There are many pros and cons regarding euthanasia, but it should be a personal choice. A choice made by the person suffering and dying not by the government. In my survey of
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Assignment Five: Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answer, with Visuals Page 11 30 people, 15 people agree, 7 people disagree and 8 people said that euthanasia should be legalized (Forman, 2012). Most of the comments agreed that it should be a personal choice and the right of the patient. Some believed that it was an ethical issue and that no one but God should make that decision. This is all very true and why legalizing euthanasia will be an on going battle for years to come. First Disadvantage The disadvantage is that the value of human life might become uncertain. Legalizing euthanasia can be seen as a way to save the government money. There has always been fights for the right of a human’s life up until the last minute, but now the easiest way would be chosen, and life might not be treated as so significant any more. The world is full of industry and a lot of people are materialists. It means that even euthanasia may become one more form of doing business in the world today. Government or insurance companies could bring pressure on doctors to apply euthanasia in order to save money . (Rugpjucio , 2012). Saving money is to everyone’s advantage but at what cost? Life is precious. everyone’s lives to some extent and that alone does not constitute the legalization of euthanasia.
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Assignment Five: Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answer, with Visuals Page 12 Third Disadvantage
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