Immanuel Kant's Ethical View On Health Care

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5. Legalization would bring honesty, clarity and transparency to an existing practice. Meier et.al (1998) in his national survey of physician assisted suicide and euthanasia in the US; found that even when PAS is not legalized, there have been requests to hasten death in some situations. 6. A lot of those supporting PAS argue that it helps cut down on the health care costs. With the last report showing $ 170 billion spent on the last six months of one’s life, its clear health care is at its peak when it comes to cost. Aggressive treatments as listed above are being done unnecessary which creates the spike in health care. Hamlon & Marker (2010) argued that since there was an emphasis on health care providers to contain costs, euthanasia or PAS could become a means of cost containment. 7. Death with dignity National center argues that having the death with dignity law provides a peace of mind to the terminally ill. Arguments against legalizing euthanasia or PAS include; 1. Immanuel Kant’s ethical view on autonomy and ability to choose your moral projects indicates that; it’s a duty to pursue your happiness through the use of reason, as long as you’re not lying, breaking your promises, or committing suicide, however does not really look at physician assisted suicides in case one has a terminal illness (mesa community college). Kant and Mill’s argument was that the concept of autonomy did not permit the voluntary ending of the conditions necessary for autonomy, which met that
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