Physician Assisted Suicide
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The paper asserts that physician assisted suicide is a humane act that helps terminally ill patients bring an end to their pain and suffering by hastening their death, when all other efforts to do so have been exhausted. The paper contends that all arguments against physician assisted suicide do not carry sufficient weight to justify its continuing illegality. The paper is of the belief that changing values of human society and advances in medical science have greatly extended human life-spans, thus making it imperative that relatively benign forms of euthanasia such as patient assisted suicide may be allowed. The paper includes appended sources.
Sample of Sources Used:
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