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Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

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What are the implications for society if physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia were legal in all states? What would be the benefits to the patient and what dangers exist?

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Perhaps the biggest implication, and a benefit to patients, is that there is greater patient autonomy regarding medical end-points in treatment. These are well-defined criteria which are used to determine when the con's of treatment outweigh the pro's, and are often used in ...

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