Interpersonal Communication - Perspectives On Physician-assisted Suicides

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Assisted suicide should be legal it will allow terminally ill patients the freedom of choosing how they should end their life when they can no longer endure the pain and suffering. People have the freedom to do almost anything that they choose to do except for how they die. Some patients would like to die with dignity since is a personal choice and this is something their doctor should understand. The method that they might want to choose is euthanasia which is also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying), doctor-assisted dying (suicide), and more loosely termed mercy (Christian Nordquist 2010).

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According to John Paul Stevens (2010) states “the constitution prohibits government from interfering in personal decision making including medical decisions that belong in the hands of physicians and their patients, not politicians and regulators; it is for this reason that he was Justice Harry Blackman’s staunchest ally in upholding the Roe vs Wad abortion-rights decision. Everyone should have the right to choose how they live or die.

Patients will lose a lot of weight and become skin and bones and dependent on others to care for them. In the last stages of death all a caretaker or physician can do is keep them comfortable administering morphine and other pain medication. This was such a terrible way to die it is without dignity. In the end patients are sedated to the point of unconsciousness until they pass away. Physician assisted suicide should be a right that is given to a terminally ill patient.

In recent years, a great deal of public debate has swelled over the issue of euthanasia, also
Known as physician assisted suicide. Although the argument on both sides offer valid points, it is
Absolutely crucial that all human beings be entitled the essential right to be painlessly and safely
Relieved of suffering caused by diseases and other painful terminal conditions. Persons
Experiencing constant pain and misery as a result of health issues must be allowed the right to
Die with dignity if they choose (Myriad 2010). The courts need to consider the patient rights first
And foremost although they think that assisted suicide is a violation of the ...

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