Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

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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 …show more content…
These patients feel that it is their life and if they no longer want to be in pain they should be able to make the choice to end their life on their own terms. If a person does come to the point where they no longer wish to live with the pain and everything else that may come with their disease process, and they live in a state that does not legally allow euthanasia they may take matters into their own hands and end their life by suicide. In most cases they choose to do this in painful and sometimes horrific ways. Also if the patients is suffering from a disease that may drastically affect ones appearance they may not wish to be seen like this a may choose to “Die with Dignity”. Lastly a person may choose euthanasia is because they are tired of the financial burden that their care, medications, hospital stays come

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