The Potential Consequences Of Physician Assisted Suicide

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Just a few months ago before I moved to the US my grandmother got hospitalized due to her age and her physical condition. Fortunately, I had the chance to pay a call. In a white, cold room that’s no bigger than my bedroom, I saw a fragile body of my grandma laying on a mattress graves of pain with hoses attached to her body connecting to a monitor. At that time, I feel really sorry for her, yet I can’t do anything about it. I do really want to take off that burden from her, release her from any kind of pain using death as the solution. But that’s just immoral, who am I to decide the fate of one’s life. Many people think that it is justifying for them to relieve other’s burden, however they never see the incalculable upcoming consequences. They never think that it gives doctor too much power, that it makes self deception people to die and in the long-term period it may change our society …show more content…
Their lack of knowledge and understanding makes the situation even worse. Many people believe that their decision to have physician-assisted suicide is driven by pain and suffering that comes with their illness, in fact, according to survey in Oregon, the main reason they choose to have physician assisted suicide is that because they don’t want to be a burden to their family or relatives. Yes it is true that no one wants to be a burden to their relatives, yet it is also true that no one wants to die. When someone says “I want to die” I believe that they don’t actually mean it, in fact they would be grateful if their decision is denied and their family or relatives fight along with him/her. The reality shows that it is difficult to live with illness, but death is not the answer that they deserve; love, support, and presence from their family and relatives is what they need. When one feel that other care and valuing their life he/she will be encouraged to continue life no matter how hard or painful it

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