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This research paper: This 5 page report discusses various ethical
issues associated with assisted suicide. The debate has generally
centered around both the moral and legal issues of the process.
The central argument for assisted suicide is based on respect for
the patients' autonomy. The main argument against assisted
suicide is the belief in the inherent sacredness of life and that
God only has the right to end one's life. The ethical questions
surrounding the care of terminally ill patients often focus on
when treatment should be withheld or withdrawn. A case study
regarding a paralyzed but mentally competent adult,
African-American man and a severely disabled newborn is also
considered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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