The "Right to Die" or "Assisted Suicide" is a topic that comes up in the news from time-to-time. A name that is often associated with these topics is Dr. Kevorkian. He was an American pathologist and euthanasia activist who is historically known for publically supporting a terminal patient's right to die. He is also considered by many to be "the grandfather" of this movement.
Different cultures and traditions disagree on the idea of "Right to Die" even if the patient has a terminal diagnosis. These cultural beliefs could be global, religious, and/or personal. see attached
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Running head: RIGHT TO DIE
Right to Die
RIGHT TO DIE
Right to die is a concept that states that people can take their own lives. It's also a concept
that states that people with terminal diseases can take their lives or can seek help to kill
themselves or they can cease to take medication for the illnesses. The belief on the right to die is
an issue that raises concern for many people due to cultural, religious and personal beliefs
(Halbert, 2016). For example, the Hindus allow the right to die to those who have lived for long
with terminal diseases, those who have no desire to live anymore or ambitions in life. They allow
this through fasting where one starves to death. According to Halbert (2016), this makes the
people die peacefully and also helps them to finish up their unending suffering which might be
unbearable and also at times unaffordable.
Jainism have the same belief as the Hindus where other religions view righ...