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ciated with them. Virtually, the term euthanasia has replaced the term assisted suicide. Individuals who are pro euthanasia believe that terminally ill people have the right to seek the help of others for killing them. The main issue surrounding euthanasia is that whether a person has a right to assist other in dying or no. The euthanasia or assisted suicide is opposed by different groups incl

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Assisted Suicide HCA322 Health Care Ethics and Medical Law Table of ContentsIntroduction1Discussion2History of Euthanasia2Ethical Perspective3Ethical Issue Associated with Assisted Suicide4Legal Issues Associated with Assisted Suicide4Alternatives to Euthanasia5The Element of Autonomy in Assisted Suicide6Moral Theory and Ethical Principles6Interviews of Experts8References9IntroductionAssisted suicide has been around for many years. The occurrence of assisted suicide dates back to Ancient Greece and Rome. Assisted suicide is a condition in which a terminally ill patient is killed because of mental and physical pain. In the current society, assisted suicide or euthanasia is a controversial subjective. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are debatable subjects because of the opposing views associated with them. Virtually, the term euthanasia has replaced the term assisted suicide. Individuals who are pro euthanasia believe that terminally ill people have the right to seek the help of others for killing them. The main issue surrounding euthanasia is that whether a person has a right to assist other in dying or no. The euthanasia or assisted suicide is opposed by different groups including religious groups and medical associations. Religious groups oppose freedom of choice in death and medical associations oppose it because they are dedicated to save and extend lives (Luc Deliens et al., 2008).

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