can anyone help me with the topic assisted suicide?

I'm working on a student brief on the topic assisted suicide. can anyone help me by telling me a short summary?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Pro Assisted Suicide: People should be able to choose when and how they will die. Rather than suffering a long, undignified death, many people who suffer from terminal illnesses would prefer to die with dignity and with their families around them. This allows the person to say goodbye to those they care about because their death is not a surprise. For example, if someone is diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor, they face a long, drawn out death. Towards the end of their life, they will likely no longer remember who they are or who their loved ones are. They will have to spend months, if not years, languishing in a hospital or nursing home, which will eat away at their savings which would otherwise go to the family. They will suffer unnecessary pain and anguish. They are going to die--the only question is when. Shouldn't a person in this position be able to choose to forgo the pain and misery of a prolonged death?

    Against Assisted Suicide: It's no different from murder. Why should a doctor, or even a patient, be able to play God? It's not over until the fat lady sings, so why should someone be able to end things early? Besides, who would make such decisions? How would we prevent doctors from abusing this practice? What about patients who are mentally unfit to make such decisions?

  • 1 decade ago

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