An Examination of Whether Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized

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Examination of Whether Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized Introduction The focus of this study is the examination of whether assisted suicide should be legalized. The debate is a heated one and one that has been ongoing for many years. Passionate and rational statements exist to support each side of this debate. This study examines each side to this issue and attempts to disseminate the most important factors of the debate over legalized assisted suicide for individuals who are hopelessly and terminally ill. Towards this end, this study will be comprised of a review of literature in this area of study. Background to the Study Jack Kevorkian, known as Dr. Death by many is the individual attributed with bring the idea of assisted suicide to the forefront and in addition since he was cut off from mainstream medical interaction he did not invest much time into the investigation of palliative care for terminally ill patients and furthermore, is reported to have never verified that his patients were indeed terminally ill. Indeed, that which Jack Kevorkian did do was make provision to his suicide clients drugs that were lethal and then disconnecting himself from the act itself unless, that is, his clients were unable to see to the job due to physical impairment. Should that be the case, Kevorkian would inject them with the lethal drugs causing their suicide act. Kevorkian was jailed. Following this it is reported that the reformers entered into the drawing of lines more
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