Research Paper On Physician Assisted Suicide

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The Issue with Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is the act of a physician prescribing a patient medication that allows the patient to kill themselves. Normally it is only given to patients with terminal illness, but the act of assisted suicide is on the rise for other diseases like depression. It is only legal in 5 states in America. Physician-assisted suicide should be made illegal across all states because it is offensive to social groups, causes doctors’ jobs to become more challenging, and it opposes patient freedom.

The act of killing oneself is taboo in many different religions and social groups and is unacceptable. No matter the method, suicide is still treated the same as killing another person in many …show more content…

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