Euthanasia And Physician Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal Essay

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In a 2014 article done by Health Research Funding they stated that, “According to research, some 66% of U.S. adults believe that a doctor or nurse should allow a patient to die in certain circumstances” (25 Surprising Physician Assisted Suicide Statistics, 2014). Physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia should not just be a matter of law but as well as free will. In this essay, I am using a virtue approach to contend that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide should be legal. Is it moral to allow people to end their lives suffering? It helps people, saves money and useless drugs and treatment that does not work it being wasted. It ends suffering without the stigma of suicide and it allows the person to make peace and go on their own terms when they want to, so there is not a shock or surprise. You can say goodbye and end it when you are ready.
Reality
Imagine you are laying in a hospital bed while being hooked up to countless machines coming from every direction. The doctors and nurses are coming in constantly to check up on you while you are trying to get what little sleep you can through your fatigue, excruciating pain and the slow wasting away of your body. On top of all of that you are suffering from the side effects from countless drugs including; delirium (confusion), no appetite because of the constant nausea (throwing up), constipation and you are fighting just to take another breath. The doctors have already stated that you have no chance of survival now; and
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