A Critical Analysis Of The Life Ending Decisions Of A Patient

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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…show more content…
These emotional state can be very severe for the patient and their family when learning of this catastrophic news. This is a life changing event for those affected by this news. All the decisions made at this point is never easy decisions for anyone to make. There are Alternative decisions and options for the patients who is suffering. For the case of patients who cannot tolerate constant pain, how would you tell him/her or their family members that their loved ones would need to suffer their last six month or six weeks of their life in debilitating pain? Most times there is already Advance directives in place for the patient who might possibly face these prognosis. Advance directives as defined by the National Institute of Health as a living will, tells which treatments you want if you are dying or permanently unconscious. You can accept or refuse medical care. These are already establish a written document to cease medical treatment or if necessary to have physician assisted euthanasia when patients are in medically irreversible stages. Besides the everyday debilitating painful conditions, the family has to also shoulder the cost of their loved ones soaring medical cost. Not to mention the many families who are forced to use up their life savings, or abandon to pay their mortgages just so their loved ones could be treated with best care possible no matter what the cost. Putting the family in financial hardship will neither help the terminally
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