Pros And Cons Of Euthanasia In The United States

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Everyday I work with patients in the hospital from all types of different backgrounds; as a health care provider, constantly seeing patients who feel like there’s no hope in their life, is devastating. Euthanasia should be legal in the United States to eliminate patients from undergoing suffering from an incurable or terminal disease. Healthcare is currently in transition of allowing more states to be able to have euthanasia performed on them because patients are no longer willing to suffer from these untreatable conditions. More people need to be informed on this procedure, the risks of it, and how to determine if someone is able to get this approved by a doctor or physician.
This procedure involves the deliberate taking of a person 's life, assisted by a physician who will prescribe this patient to do so themselves. According to Lonny Shavelson, MD, Head of the Bay Area End of Life Options Teams, author, and journalist, the patient is always right. He emphasizes this point further by saying, "We always listen to the patient. We never tell a patient: 'This is what you have to do. You have no choice. ' Yet at the moment
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According to the article Dangers of Euthanasia by Nathaniel Centre, suicidal thoughts can sometimes be associated depression. This is one of the many risks of euthanasia, or physician assisted suicide. Many people also like to consider that if this procedure becomes legal, it will then be difficult to distinguish between an assisted suicide and a murder. This statement is inaccurate because of the extent of permission that the patient has to go through to receive this permission. For instance, there needs to be proof that the patient has a terminal disease as well as all of the correct paperwork that needs to be received by the government as well as multiple medical offices and second opinion doctors. The physician does have a lot of liability, but the physician can not perform this procedure without consent, so this situation is highly
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