Ethical Dilemmas Of Active Euthanasia

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In this case, healthcare professionals actively participate in the patient death. According to ethical principles, healthcare professionals should do good and do no harm for patients. Therefore, assisting in her death violates the principle of nonmaleficence. In addition, active euthanasia defines as an intentional act of ending patients lives, whether or not the dying patients request. Four states, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana have approved laws of the practice of physician-assisted suicide. Although the patient expresses her wishes, healthcare professionals should make sure that she is mentally clear to be aware of what she is stating and the implications of death. Because she has not slept in two days and is on medication for
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