Essay On Aid In Dying

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It would be nice to be able to choose where we die, how we die, and why we die. Now we can with assisted suicide, but not all agree on the terms that come with this subject. Many agree that aid-in-dying should be available to those suffering from a terminal illness, but is this process of assisted suicide constitutional? Aid-in-Dying should not be practiced in hospitals because it has a negative effect on others and their families. Aid-in-dying should not be practiced in hospitals because it is unconstitutional. An example as to why this is, is because this procedure is not available to all patients that are suffering. According to several national professional organizations, those suffering from mental illnesses that have tried or thought…show more content…
They think that having a discussion about this sensitive topic can help build trust between patients with their doctors, nurses, and others around them. For example, Doctor Schwartz, who spoke at the Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting in Toronto said, “because conflicts over futility can create mistrust between family members and the healthcare system, the most important thing a doctor can do is work to build trust remembering that this is the process that doesn’t always happen immediately.” (Gesensway) Schwartz claims that even though there can be mistrust between doctors and their patients, one of the most important things is making sure that the patient is comfortable and that they are only suggesting these treatments to help them. However, doctor Schwartz’s method does not work with everybody. A random national sample of 1117 people asked citizens how they feel about aid-in-dying and if they think that having discussions about this topic can affect the trust of patients with their doctors. Fifty eight percent of the citizens asked, said that they do not support aid-in-dying and that it can break the patient-doctor trust, twenty percent support aid-in-dying and said that no relationships were affected negatively, and twenty two percent of those asked claimed to be neutral about the topic. (Hall) The U.S Supreme Court would have to
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