Oregon Death with Dignity Act Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Oregon Death with Dignity Act
An examination of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and its benefits to health care in the United States.
# 108797 | 1,242 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper discusses Oregon's "right to die" legislation - its Death with Dignity Act. The paper discusses the strain on health care in the United States and then argues that allowing a patient to die of his/her own volition is a better use of health care facilities than taking heroic measures to prolong life, regardless how painful, demeaning or without purpose.

Sample of Sources Used:

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