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    recently caused a controversy in the United States. The act was first legalized in Oregon in 1993. Over the years it has been legalized in four other states. Brittany Maynard sparked the controversy in 2014 when she expressed her right to end her life with physician-assisted suicide. The Death with Dignity Act provides terminally ill patients the right to choose to end their own life with drugs prescribed by a physician. The controversy is not over but has been making strides in the direction of more states legalizing the Death with Dignity Act. The first Death with Dignity Act was passed in Oregon in 1993 with a 51% to 49% approved vote (“History-Death with Dignity”). Ever since the act was passed, people have…

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    subject of death at some point their lives. The common wishes in regards to this subject are to die a peaceful death, surrounded by loved ones, with no suffering. A practice that would allow terminally ill patients to have this wish granted is the practice of physician-assisted suicide. Physician-assisted suicide, or PAS, is an action in which a physician provides a terminally ill patient with the means to end his or her own life. Most people want to be in control of their own end-of-life…

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    by way of doctor-assisted suicide, or euthanasia, known as a controversial topic dating back centuries. Ethical relativism, a philosophical theory, will also be used in this paper to explain the legality of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Physician-assisted suicide, defined by Merriam-Webster as, “Suicide by a patient facilitated by means or information (as a drug prescription or indication of the…

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    Research Questions: What are people’s attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide? Participants: I will survey the general population. I want to find out if average people know about Physician-assisted suicide, as well as their attitudes towards this treatment option. In asking the general population, more specifically college students, assuming they are all of voting age they can help inspire a change to the current regulation. Average people as participants are relevant since their survey…

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    Physician-Assisted Suicide

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    Physician-Assisted Suicide is a very prominent current event being documented today as science and medicine continue to make advancements. However, this is a very misunderstood topic throughout social media and national news, causing many people to have various views on whether or not it should be allowed. Even though some people feel that PAS is unethical, because people are allowed to change their own fate, when people are diagnosed with incurable, terminal illnesses, they should be allowed…

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    Physician-Assisted Suicide With the recent popularity of the book and movie, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, the already controversial topic of physician-assisted suicide has been brought back into the limelight. The story follows the love story of a permanently paralyzed man and his caretaker. Overwrought with pain and suffering, the quadriplegic chooses to end his life through the assistance of a physician, much to the despair of his caretaker. Minus the love story, part of my life is…

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    Physician assisted suicide is a controversial topic in the United States. At this time, only three states have laws allowing for assisted suicide. Oregon is the first with the 1997 Death with Dignity Act, next was Washington in 2008, and lastly Vermont ("Death with", n.d.). For years, people have argued whether a patient has a right to choose how and when they die. Physician assisted suicide means to voluntary terminate your life by administering a lethal substance with the assistance of a…

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    Terminally ill patients are already dying-- suffering their way through their end of time and prolonging their agony. They should have the right to end their lives peacefully, so they can stop their suffering and end their life the way they wanted to. People’s choices are up to them, not us. We can’t control what goes on in life so why should we judge a person who wants to end their live on good terms. Personal beliefs, religious beliefs, and opinions all stop Physician-Assisted Suicide…

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    morphine periodically to help ease the pain, but you can tell that she is still in pain. The thought crosses your mind that if they know that she is going to die that day, why can’t they just end her suffering early? Assisted suicide is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, affected by the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for this purpose. Assisted…

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    I. Physician-assisted suicide, under various names and colloquial definitions, has been a documented ethical issue for centuries – not to mention an undocumented ethical issue since the hypothetical dawn of life. By common understanding, physician-assisted suicide is death either directly or indirectly permitted or carried out by a physician. In simple terms, an “out” is provided. For this reason, it is often associated with chronic pain or terminal illness. Suicide where the doctor in charge…

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