Euthanasi Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia Essay

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Assisted suicide is usually described with the term euthanasia. Euthanasia is the deliberate ending of a terminally ill patient’s life. This could be done by the doctor giving the patient lethal doses of medications. Euthanasia is usually done by a physician although in some cases any one may step in and illegally assist with another’s death. Physician assisted suicide also refers to euthanasia and is defined as a physician assisting a terminally ill patient with their own death by providing the necessary means and information that enable the patient to end their life. In physician assisted suicide the physician does not physically assist in ending the person’s life. Euthanasia is also referred to as mercy killings. The main goal or purpose of euthanasia is to end the physical pain and fear that a person feels when they are terminally ill. Some patients who choose euthanasia believe that their pain will be managed because they can no longer feel the pain when they are dead. Some people choose euthanasia to keep some dignity to them. This is described as “Dying with Dignity”. Such as, if they were suffering from a disease that caused physical changes to the body they may feel embarrassed and may not want to be seen that way. They may also become embarrassed if they are going through things such as incontinence due to their illness. Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide is legal in only a few places. The only states in the United States the legally allow this are…

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