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The Rights Of Patients Whom Have Been Diagnosed With A Terminally Ill Disease

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This paper is to write about the rights of patients whom have been diagnosed with a terminally ill disease. This paper will also look at states that allow this and states that do not. Also we will be looking into nurses, the physician, and the patient and what might be their roles in assisted suicide and where ANA Ethics for Nurses stand. Starting in the beginning looking at suicide itself, “Many faith groups within Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other religions sincerely believe that God gives life and therefore only God should take it away. Suicide would then be "considered as a rejection of God 's sovereignty and loving plan." They feel that individuals are all stewards of their own lives, but that suicide should never be an option. This is an important belief for members of these religious groups. They would probably be extremely reluctant to choose suicide (including physician assisted suicide) for themselves. Substantial numbers of adults who have liberal religious beliefs treat euthanasia as a morally desirable option in some cases. There are also many secularists, atheists, and agnostics who actively disagree with religiously based arguments. Many of these folks would like to retain suicide as an option in case they develop a terminal illness and life becomes unbearable” (Robinson,2010). This is the starting point because when the word suicide is brought up it does not matter if it is an actual suicide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, assisted death, or physician
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