A Critical Analysis Of The Life Ending Decisions Of A Patient

1548 Words Nov 4th, 2015 7 Pages
There is a societal problem or issues that is up for debate in the United States. This issue questions whether or not the U.S should adapt the Euthanasia Policy. This policy paper aims to provide a critical analysis into the life ending decisions of a patient using Euthanasia. Merriam Webster Dictionary defined Euthanasia as the act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering. There are various types of arrangements for Euthanasia that could be taken for end of life treatment. Physician Assisted Suicide is a process in which a patient is prescribed a life ending dose of medication and consume the medication to end their life. Voluntary euthanasia is a practice in which the patient allows their life to be ended by a doctor. Non-voluntary euthanasia occurs in patients that are no capable of consenting to the end of life treatment and have no part in the actual end of life treatment. Palliative care is a specialized treatment method for patients with a terminal illness that focuses on managing the patient’s pain in an attempt to ease their suffering rather than actively treat their illness. My aim is to make sure my audience understand I am advocating for the adoption of national policy regarding voluntary euthanasia in the United States. If you are a friend, a family member, or medical professional of a patient who is faced with his/her immediate mortality. It can generate many feelings of depression, and stress in both…
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