Posted: December 30th, 2021
1)How can you be sure such patients are sane if the state grants themthe right to assisted suicide? The fact that they want to end theirlives may reflect their suffering from clinical depression or anothermental illness.
2)Wouldn’t a patient from a low-income family be more inclined to seekassisted suicide to spare their family member from having to take careof them and pay their expenses in their declining years. Isn’t itunfair that the pressure to end one’s life is at a higher level for apoor person in contrast to a rich person?
3)Should any efforts at assisted suicide involve a physiciansupervising the proceedings? If so, wouldn’t that be a violation ofthe physician’s ethics in that he/she is doing something that violatesthe Hippocratic Oath that instructs physicians to “First do no harm”?
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