Physician-Assisted-Suicide Analysis

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Death is an inevitable destination for living species. It is something we all have to face, to accept, and even to embrace. However, what if you are just waiting for death to come? Hooked up to countless machines, John Wallace wanted to speed up his process of dying. He is a 72-years-old man suffering from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Despite his treatment of palliative chemotherapy, his cancer has progressed. He suffers from little appetite, jaundice, constipation and abdominal pain and he takes countless narcotics. Yet, those treatments are not a permanent solution. The doctors have given him no chance of survival with their current abilities; death is imminent. Wallace developed a strong desire to die with dignity and without suffering. After careful consideration, Wallace discusses his desire for Physician-Assisted-Suicide (PAS) with his family and doctor. PAS is the voluntary termination of one’s own life by administration of a lethal substance with the direct or indirect assistance of a physician (CITE). However, PAS…show more content…
Of necessity, moral standards may change as a result of society development. An example of this is globalization. Globalization is the increasingly closer integration of countries and peoples of the world brought about by the advancement in technology knowledge. Many scholars including Dr.Sylvain Ethrenfeld points out globalization reshapes our moral values. He supports his argument in illustrating how world trade changes government policies and moral standards in treatment of workers, illustrated by the US minimum wage. Bioethicist, Tom Beauchamp argues that increasing diversity alters modern moral standards and developed the principles of bioethics as guidance for modern moral standards. Similarly, increasing diversity and globalization shifted medical moral standards regarding PAS, changing from unmoral to

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