Does a doctor or a family have a right to override a patients end of life decision to die with dignity? Is that ethical?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 1:30 pm ad1c9bdddf
Euthanasia/Right to Die
Euthanasia or assisted death is illegal in most parts of the world. Mercy Killing as some term it, happens often via the voluntary consent of the person who wishes to die likely due to some terminal illness or situation wherein dying would spare the person from far more pain & suffering (i.e. someone dying from terminal cancer). Usually in cases like this, it is the person suffering who wishes and urges for assistance in ending his life in a way that he or she believes is in his/her terms and is more dignified. While full consent is easily verifiable in such cases, the legal culpability upon the one who assisted in the ...
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Euthanasia and the Right to Die
I need help and guidance on these questions, to help get me started. Thank you.
1. Is Will's request to reprogram the morphine machine justified by an ethical right to decide the course of his own death?
2. Do patients have the right to request that physicians help them die? If so, under what conditions is a physician obligated to deny this request?
3. What circumstances require a physician to agree to help a patient die? Should physicians be granted the absolute right to refuse requests that conflict with his/her professional medical judgment or moral beliefs?