Physician assisted suicide in terminally ill patients, that decision is final; there is no turning back once that decision has been carried out. If you take out the emotion and just sit down with the hard truth and facts, then I am for physician-assisted suicide. Someone is suffering and prolonging the inevitable, death. I don't think that every patient would choice death over life, but it should be a safe and monitored option. When factoring in emotion and ethics then I am against physician-assisted suicide. God makes that decisions, he has a time and a place for you in heaven and when He is ready is when you should come to serve him.

No one knows what goes on in the mind of a terminally ill patient who lives life in pain every minute of the day, we could never imagine, and hope never to know. The fact that ending their life would be better than living, a decision that I am sure is not taken lightly. Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide have the same results but different approaches and are often confused. Physician-assisted suicide the doctor would supply you with the drugs and the patient would administer them himself or herself. Euthanasia as is Dr.

Kevorkian cases the doctor administers the drugs; in his case he is now serving 10-25 years in prison for 2 nd degree murder. In all states, but Oregon it is against the law to partake in physician-assisted suicide. On October 27, 1997 physician-assisted suicide became a legal medical option for terminally ill in Oregon. The Death with Dignity Act allows terminally ill Oregon residents to obtain from their physicians and use prescriptions for self-administered, lethal medications. The Act states that ending one's life in accordance with the law does not constitute suicide. However, we have used the term "physician-assisted suicide" rather than "Death with Dignity" to describe the provisions of this law because physician-assisted suicide is the term used by the public, and by the medical literature, to describe ending life through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose.

The Death with Dignity Act legalizes physician-assisted suicide, but specifically prohibits euthanasia. The state of Oregon has set ground rules for physician-assisted suicide: Patients eligible to use the Act must: This is a summary, to read the entire Death with Dignity act please visit, web > (a) Be 18 years of age or older (b) Be an Oregon resident (c) Be capable of making and communicating health-care decisions (d) Have a terminal illness with.