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Living will and death

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in ethics, social sciences

Dying With Dignity

The debates of the living will and death has raged for years since the conviction of Dr . Kevorkian in 1999 . Questions still reign of why and how ethical physical assisted suicide is to human life , but no one knows the direct answer . Religious groups have rallied and lobbied on the floor to condemn the passing of such laws such as Oregon (Braddock III and Tonelli , 1998 ,

. 2 . We , as the individuals with life choices should have the right to die if we feel the pain is too much . So [banner_entry_middle]

the question remains – How can the courts regulate one ‘s right to choose death over pain ? In a way , the regulations are impairing a competent conscious individual from using their freedom of choice as stated in the Constitution . If the courts separated the church from the state , this discussion would not be in place . Religious leaders feel that physician-assisted suicide is unethical because of their doctrines at the same time , these individuals are not experiencing the unbearable pain (Braddock III and Tonelli , 1998 ,

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I am in support of the living will and dying with dignity . I would not want my loved ones to have to make such a difficult decision and would not want my life prolonged if there is no quality of life . I also would not want to see any other dying family member kept alive artificially if it is their wish to go peacefully . I would not normally feel this way but after watching a loved one being terminally ill and in so much pain I feel that they welcome death . These instances are true to many individuals opting for withholding and withdrawing life support or treatments (Braddock III and Tonelli , 1998 ,

. 5 . Arguments against the dying with dignity debate raise more questions within me : Will I opt for this same treatment if I were to remain in an unlivable state ? The answer lingers through my veins as I consider the people who have taken this route . Our freedom to choose is within our decisions of if our life is worth living after a critical accident has impaired us mentally physically , and emotionally

References Cited

Braddock III , Clarence H . and Tonelli , Mark R (1998 Physician-Assisted Suicide : Ethical In Medicine . University of Washington School of Medicine : Ethics In Medicine . Retrieved October 6 2006 from http /depts .washington .edu /bioethx /s /pas .html

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