Assisted Suicide Ethics

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Assisted suicide occurs when doctors help a person transition to death with as little pain as possible. Opponents of assisted suicide argue that it is unethical and doctors should heal the patients rather than end their lives. (“Physician- Assisted Suicide”). However supporters claim that assisted suicide is about the patients and what they want to do. Although assisted suicide may be against some doctor’s ethics, I believe if the patients with terminal illnesses wat to die, then they should have the right to choose when the suffering shall end. How it works is a patient talks to their doctor saying that is what they want to do. Then the case of the patient has to be reviewed by another doctor, similar to a second opinion. (How Does Assisted …show more content…
Those for it argue that, “The role of physicians is not simply to preserve life, but also expertise and skill to help the patients’ health or alleviate suffering.” (“Physician- Assisted Suicide”). These supporters believe it is the patient’s choice to end their lives. The patient has a choice. Assisted suicide is an “option perceived as a choice that can be abandoned.” (“Physician- Assisted Suicide”). Supporters believe it is better for patients to taking “action to end their life is better than passively waiting for death to occur.” (“Physician-Assisted Suicide”). Those for assisted suicide want people to feel like they have a choice, that they can die on their own …show more content…
If that person wants to die earlier and end the pain they are going through, then by all means help them. Since the patient has a terminal illness and know they are going to die from it, speed up the process and grant them assisted suicide. The patient wants to die, they are going to die with or without the doctor’s help. They do not want their loved ones to see them struggling or suffering due to the illness. Patients want to be remembered for who they were before the illness, so I say end the suffering early. There is no harm in helping the patient, the doctor would be doing their job in assisting the patient. In reality, assisted suicide is just a peaceful transition. That is just like what hospice is. Assisted suicide gives the patient and family a relief that they can control the end that is soon to come. It is better to die in peace than in a suffering

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