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Euthanasia: Right to Die

Does a doctor or a family have a right to override a patients end of life decision to die with dignity? Is that ethical?

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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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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of mercy killing or euthanasia. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.