Assisted Suicide And The Medical Field

2632 Words Nov 8th, 2016 11 Pages
When it comes to the topic of people dying, it is generally a hard to get people to discuss. It is something that does not come easy for people to talk about. No one wants to talk about a life after they die. Assisted suicide or Physicians aid-in dying (PAD) use to be something that you hear about every now and then but is starting to become more commonly discussed not only in the medical field but in general. It is starting to come to people 's attention because to some it is viewed as immoral while to other people see it fit for people who are suffering from horrible diseases who are dying. Physician aid-in-dying (PAD) refers to a practice in which a physician provides a competent, terminally ill patient with a prescription for a lethal dose of medication, upon the patient 's request, which the patient intends to use to end his or her own life (Braddock). Assisted suicide has been outlawed in a most states through popular vote. It is only legal in a few states though. When a patient has been in the hospital and there is no way for them to possibly be cured they sometimes begin to become depressed and its not hard for doctors to notice a change in their patients. Some people refer to these individuals as terminally ill and not able to make decisions on their own. When some patients are sick they truly believe that ending their own life would make things so much simpler for everyone around them. Of course their family does not want them to die, but it can be a lot of hard…
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