What I Am Doing As I Advocate For Sb 128

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As stated in the NASW, (2015 a) “The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people…” (Preamble section, para. 1), which is what I am doing as I advocate for SB 128. Death is natural; it’s apart of life, as well as ageing. Everyday individuals are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Those specific adults, 18 and over, male or female will have to decide how they want to spend their last dying days on earth; living in pain with terminal illness and dying in a hospital or spending their last dying days in the comfort of their own home and determining their own fate as to when they want to die so they can end their own suffering.
We as U.S. citizens have a right to make an informed decision about how we should end our own life if we are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Currently, SB 128 “establishes the End of Life Option Act allowing an adult with the capacity to make medical decisions who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease, to receive a prescription for an aid-in-dying drug in order to end his or her life in a human and dignified manner” (Senate Bill 128, 2015, p. 2). End of Life Option Act is consistent with the social work values because this act is about self-determination, which is the primary goal of a social worker and this act is giving every one a fair and equal chance to decide their own fate in a human and dignified way.
SB 128 is a very controversial bill. ”Understanding and…

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