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Transcript of Assisted Suicide
Here's Why: Supporting legalization Opposing legalization Ethical Conundrums What countries have legalized it?
How much money does a family spend for a hospitalized patient?
Over all, how many people committed assisted suicide? What are the families thoughts?
How do patients feel about assisted suicide?
Why do people agree with it? Moral Ethics 1. The Prejudice of Our Society
2. The Corruption of Our Political and Healthcare Systems
3. The Vulnerability of Our Elderly
4. The Ethical Conundrums Presented by Suicide Corruption in Healthcare & Politics 1. It costs less to provide toxic pills versus real, life
2. No witnesses
3. Wrong hands
4. No cradle-to-death 1. Value of the elderly in our society
3. Hippocratic Oath Netherlands
Scotland Introduction Craig Ewert, a 59 year old man, committed assisted suicide on December 11th 2008. He had suffered from Motor Neuron disease that caused him to become paralyzed from the waist down as well as his hands. This painful disease left him struggling on a daily basis and needing assistance just to breathe. He chose this death because as a teacher all his career he wanted to show his students that death is something we shouldn't be afraid of. "Throwaway People" America is a melting pot, a place where people of all different races, wealth, and creed live together.
People with a history of depression can easily obtain these lethal drugs. Assisted Suicide is murder The elderly are vulnerable
both physically and emotionally Assisted suicide has brought people like Craig Ewert who suffer from a painful disease and other medical problems to rest. Assisted suicide should become legalized for those who are elderly and have a serious medical condition or disease. With statistics, people's thoughts, and moral ethics, suggest that assisted suicide should be considered "okay" for those who qualify. Minus extra expenses, an average family spends a whopping 171,808 dollars yearly to take care of their loved ones. yearly assisted suicides 18 Before
2001 2003 50 100 2001 169 2006 Decreased 60% 2013 The different perspectives Patients feel motivated, none of them feel depressed or have any symptoms mental illness.
Patients have free will to chose their fate. Both want to feel at peace and feel contempt Patient Family Who do trust with your life before passing away?
What is being injected into the patients bodies?
Is this better than natural death? Call of action! Family members sometimes enforce thoughts or feelings in the patients head unwittingly
If not mentioned to the family members, families can split apart. Sources:
Baeke, Goedele, Jean-Pierre Wils, and Bert Broeckaert. "'We are (not) the master of our bod'y: elderly Jewish women's attitudes towards euthanasia and assisted suicide.." Ethnicity and Health. 16.3 (2011): 259-278. Web.
Himchak, Maureen. "A Social Justice Value Approach Regarding Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Among the Elderly.." Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics. 8.1 (2011): 57-70. Web. 23 May. 2013.
Spong, John, and Arthur Rifkin. Assisted Suicide. 1st ed. . 1. San Diego: Current Controversies, 1996. 1-25. Print. Jack Kevorkian was known for his attributes of helping many patients with assisted suicide. he believed that people should have a choice to die, if they are suffering from disease or illness and they have a certain amount of days/months to live. He, as well as many other physicians are trained to perform assisted suicide.
Quoted from David Bender, "when such suffering cannot be lessened, assisted suicide may be seen as a compassionate act because it ends a life that has lost its meaning." Euthanasia is the drug used when preforming assisted suicide. it can be taken by injection, through an orally liquid or by a pill. Euthanasia causes the body to respond by making the patient under go a deep sleep and a peaceful exit to the next world. the process can take anywhere from 5-45 minutes. No one can say if its really better then natural death but depending on the patients illness, euthanasia could be better because they would die more peacefully instead of painfully. More and more countries and states in the us are legalizing assisted suicide and the the number of people are increasing as well. the patients have free will to decide how they should die and family members can be at peace with their loved ones. the morality of this case is beneficial because patients know they can trust doctors with their lives, euthanasia is not a painful drug, over all, assisted suicide is an option. the patient has a choice and is not forced upon their will.
Assisted suicide should be legalized and recognized as a healthy way to grieve and a peaceful way to die.