Ethical Dilemma In Voluntary/Assisted Euthanasia

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The Legal right to die describes in any situation of an adult who is in state of sound mind to decide about his or her treatment to be continued or not, where such voluntary, informed decision is made, should be recognized and respected. According to Lord Goff of Chieveley in 1993, at p. 864, in Airedale NHS Trust versus Bland [1993], the House of Lords held that “The principle of self-determination requires that respect must be given to the wishes of the patient. If an adult patient of sound mind refuses, however unreasonably, to consent to treatment or care by which his life would or might be prolonged, the doctors responsible for his care must give effect to his wishes, even though they do not consider it to be in his best interests to do so. […] To this extent, the principle of the sanctity of human life must yield to the principle of self-determination”.
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The three questions asked were unique named A, B, and C. The questions were, Is there a Legal Right to Die?, Should the government be involve in patients’ End-of-life Decision –making?, and In the Absence of an Advance Directive, who makes Decisions for incapacitated patients?. Among the 9 subjects, in the status of Hospital administrator group interview conducted with one of the On Duty Administrator and Physician, a spiritual leader, a healthcare colleague, and other five of them were

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