The Moral Permissibility of Medically-Assisted Suicide

dc.contributor.advisorDougherty, Trent
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Syed
dc.contributor.departmentBiology.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-02T18:47:10Z
dc.date.available2014-06-02T18:47:10Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.issued2014-06-02
dc.description.abstractDespite medical advances the effects of disease, injuries, and old age will continue to occur. While cures have been found for some medical conditions, others continue to take a toll on patients. Although treatments can ease the suffering, they may not eliminate it and in some cases can cause more suffering. Using many articles and texts, I studied the reasons and consequences for someone to be medically euthanized. While the population seeking this route is small, it is steadily growing. The primary reason to consider medically-assisted suicide is suffering from a terminal illnesses or old age. This suffering prevents them from living a simple independent lifestyle. Physicians should offer medically-assisted suicide in such cases. States such as Washington, Oregon, and Montana have laws allowing patient’s to pursue medically-assisted suicide. I argue in favor of having the option of medically-assisted suicide available to patients who are permanently disabled by their terminal illnesses.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9017
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 3/1/2017.
dc.subjectMedically-assisted suicideen_US
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen_US
dc.titleThe Moral Permissibility of Medically-Assisted Suicideen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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