Physician Assisted Suicide – Death with Dignity
Citizens of the United States are entitled to many rights and freedoms. Although this is true, currently in the United States, people dying of from a terminal disease do not have many rights. These people do not have a right to end their own pain and suffering. These people do not have a right to remain in charge of their own life. These people do not have the right to remain independent without needing someone else for everything imaginable. These people do not have a right to spare their families additional emotional and financial distress. These people should be entitled to make their own decisions and die with dignity if they choose. Physician Assisted Suicide must become legal in all of the United States and become a fundamental right people of this free country deserve.
Euthanasia comes from Greek, first eu, meaning "good," then thanatos, meaning "death" and the term refers to any action that brings a painless death to a person suffering from an injury or terminal disease. Euthanasia dates back to the time of Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician knows as the “Father of Medicine”. This “Hippocratic Oath” loosely states that a medical doctor’s duty is to preserve life and not to perform any action to cause the death of another human being.
There is a major difference between active euthanasia and passive euthanasia. Passive euthanasia refers to the removal of medical means that keep a person alive when death is eminent. Active euthanasia is an action taken by a person directly leading to the death of another person. This action constitutes murder in most countries.
Passive euthanasia is currently an acceptable form of end of life care in the United States. A patient may legally refuse treatment necessary to prolong or sustain his or her life. By refusing treatment, their condition or disease will progress and eventually cause their death. If these people can end their lives by...