Allison's Assisted Suicide Case Study

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Allison can only stand for a few minutes at a time; less than 5-10 minutes. Due to her poor balance she gets wobbly and has to brace herself; otherwise, she falls down. Pain in her right foot prevents her from putting weight on it for long periods. Allison is unable to walk to the nearest bus stop - less than 750 feet - without taking a break. Her emphysema causes her to run out of breath at or before the halfway mark. Upon getting to the bus stop she is wheezing and gasping for breath. Allison is also visibly fatigued by the time she gets there; she is pale and dripping sweat. The pain in her right foot often prevents her from making it without stopping to take the weight off it. Allison is unable to sit in the same position for more than

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