The Status Of Physician Assisted Suicide Essay

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We, Elizabeth, Jessica and Raina are studying Biotechnology- Forensics Advance in Fleming College. This report was prepared as an assignment for Technical Communications, as a Group Presentation Report. The report looks at the status of Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) in Canada. Being a contemporary medical, ethical and legal issue, we found it to be an apt report topic.

This report includes the history of legalization, the current stance and the ethical perspectives Physician Assisted Suicide in Canada. It covers various cases and laws dealing with PAS. The sources were journal articles, news websites and books. The college library database was also used for research and proved helpful. Over two weeks of time was invested in making this report.

Physician Assisted Suicide is a highly debatable topic. One may not have the right to take away life but one doesn’t deserve to suffer a slow and painful death either, especially when you know the patient won’t get any better. Now that PAS has been legalized in Canada, the new set of laws set by the Government and the Medical Administrators can prove to be either a boon or a bane to patients suffering from terminal illnesses.

Journey of legalization of Physician assisted suicide in Canada Physician assisted suicide (PAS) is defined as the voluntary termination of one’s own life by the administration of a legal substance with direct or indirect assistance of a…

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