Most people would never contemplate whether or not to end their family pet’s suffering, so why can’t people be as sympathetic to their family and friends? In today’s society, the legalization of physician-assisted suicide is one of the most debatable topics. The debates on physician-assisted suicide go back and forth between whether or not patients, specifically terminally ill patients, should have the right to die with the aid of doctors. Opponents believe physician-assisted suicide is morally and ethically wrong for patients to end their lives, and they believe it violates basic medical standards. However, proponents of physician-assisted suicide believe it is a humane and safe way for terminally ill patients to resolve their agony.
The right to assisted suicide is a heavily controversial and debated over topic that concerns people all around the United States. The arguments go back and forth about whether a dying patient has the right to end their life with the assistance of a doctor or physician. Some people are against it because of moral and religious reasons. Others are for it because of their compassions and respect for unhappy patients waiting to die naturally. Assisted suicide is prohibited by common law or criminal statute in all 50 U.S. states; medical aid in dying is specifically authorized in 5 states: Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Montana, and California.
One of the main arguments is that euthanasia could be an ethical issue and can be seen as assisted murder. Physicians are not forced to provide the euthanasia doses; the physicians who do, have agreed to do so. As well as the patient is asking to die, they are not being killed against their will. Another argument is that medical resources and money will be spent for a patient to kill themselves, when they can just commit suicide on their own free will. More medical resources would be spent on keeping that patient alive, than it would euthanize them.
A controversial practice that invokes a debate over how beneficial its intentions are is the use of euthanasia. The argument switches between whether or not putting terminally ill patients to death with the assistance of a physician is justifiable and right. Legalizing the practice of euthanasia is a significant topic among many people in society, including doctors and nurses in the medical field, as it forces people to decide where to draw the line between relieving pain and simply killing. While some people see euthanasia as a way to helping a patient by eliminating their pain, it is completely rejected by others who see it as a method of killing. The word euthanasia is usually looked at with one of two completely different perspectives.
Many people say no to organ donation because of the myths they hear. One common myth is that if you are an organ donor, the hospital staff won’t work as hard to save you when you’re sick. This is not true as this quote states, “When you go to the hospital for treatment,
The risk for the patient will be that they would not want to go to the hospitals to get treatment, because of the inability to trust any nurses or other healthcare workers with matters relating to their health conditions. Hence, they would rather stay home and get home remedies which might worsen their condition. This matter which involves a breach of trust between nurses and clients must not be taken lightly and will result in disciplinary outcomes. Consequences of breach of confidentiality, Health WA Australia (1967, p.1) wrote that “A breach of the duty of confidence can have a number of consequences. For instance, it may lead to: 1) Disciplinary action by the employer of the person who made the disclosure.
The topic of euthanasia has caused much controversy throughout the world with many arguments surrounding its ethics and our right to die as a human. The way in which terminally ill patients are not able to choose if they want to die is considered a travesty by many people whereas other believe that it is wrong for the patient to consider terminating their life in the first place when only god has the power to decide when we should die. Euthanasia is currently illegal in most countries and even in those where it is legal such as the Netherlands it is not widely practiced. There are several different forms of euthanasia such as; active, passive, voluntary, non-voluntary, indirect and assisted suicide. Active euthanasia is when a person directly
“An assisted dying law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people living.” This quote by Richard Branson shows the reasons behind assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is an option in certain places that allows patients that are suffering to end their pain through a physicians assisted death. When people have to make an end of life decision, one must take into account the patients suffering, the patient 's quality of life and how much the family suffers while making the decision. The patients should be allowed to have a physicians assisted suicide because of how much the patient suffers. A patient undergoes physical, emotional and psychological pain during treatments.
It turned out that it has two sides about the point of view towards the euthanasia issue in a positive and negative ways. Although some people against these ideas and claim that it is an unacceptable manner, I certainly disagree about that because it can be proved that the euthanasia is one of the most peaceful ways to escape the great pain for dying people. Euthanasia can be one of the way to relieve the pain and suffering for dying people. As everyone knows that people who have to struggle with the terminal illness always end up in physical and psychological suffering, so some of them wanted to die before the pain is getting worse. According to the news of the Telegraph in 2008 which reported about Val McKay, the British woman who was diagnosed with the multiple sclerosis.
With the legalization of euthanasia, people with disabilities and other vulnerable people such as the elderly would feel encouraged to seek euthanasia as a means to end their medical problems. Although many people are against the legalization of euthanasia, other people believe that the decision to end one’s life is a personal decision and it follows the principle of autonomy. In the medical world, many people believe that it is unethical to violate a patient’s autonomy even if it means that they want to commit suicide. People feel that if a patient is suffering, especially due to a terminal illness, the patient should be able to avoid further suffering by committing suicide earlier on. Many people also believe that physicians assisting someone to commit suicide is the most humane way to pass away compared to other methods in which one commits suicide.
However, they do believe that when a person is dying it is acceptable to forgo extraordinary therapies, treatments if it is okay with the family members. They should not feel obligated to extend their life by means that are unreasonable to them. The Buddhist religion also oppose to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia they are taught to have a great respect for life. However, they believe that life does not have to be preserved at all times especially if a person is dying. Meaning that if a terminally ill person wants to refuse treatment at any time they could do so.
I am concerned about physician assisted suicide. I do not believe that suicide is the answer, no matter the situation. I am against assisted suicide because I believe it is unethical to be allowed to choose to die. I think that assisted suicide should not be allowed. I also do not understand how a doctor or nurse could help a patient commit suicide.
Although many think assisted suicide should be legalized in Canada to avoid violation of Freedom of Choice Act, I strongly disagree with its legalization. Permitting euthanasia prevents advancements in care facilities for the terminally-ill, leads to non-voluntary use of euthanasia and diminishes society’s respect for life. To begin with,
Over time, there has always been a debate whether assisted suicide should be allowed into society. Physician assisted suicide can be looked at as an advantage, but it can also be viewed as a negative thing. Assisted suicide is only performed by a physician when the patient is terminally ill, and only if the patient is willing to be assisted in suicide. This procedure is used with lethal doses of drugs prescribed by a physician. Since physician assisted suicide is very risky, there are a lot of precautions to be taken.
There is a discussion of mandatory flu vaccinations. Which is compromising the staff autonomy because there aren’t able to make their own choice and do what they want. For the beneficence the staff who are willing to get the vaccination is putting their patients health first. For maleficence the staff who are not willing to get the vaccination have the possibility of putting their patients at risk or anyone they come in contact with. For the justice, there aren’t any federal laws for flu vaccinations because they support the state laws.