End of Life or End of Suffering?
by cynthiachu on September 11, 2013 - 9:27pm
Human beings and other living creatures of the world surely have the right of deciding their path of life. In fact, what pushed me to read furthermore about this article is the fact that one is questioning this fundamental right.
In this article, it talks about a woman from Pennsylvania Barbara Mancini, who is sentenced to 10 years in jail because she aided the suicide of his dying father who was suffering from severe diseases and who was terminally ill. She was practicing the profession of nurse when provided him a bottle of painkiller that contained a certain amount of lethal dose. She claims that she did it because he asked for it so that he could commit suicide and, thereafter, end his suffering.
I think that death has always been a delicate topic to discuss. But one needs to know when to talk about it and take actions towards it when one is in a desperate need. Today, only four states in the United States have established a law allowing medical assisted suicide. Yet, the states and countries that are against assisted suicide claim that it is because there could be high risks of abuse of suicide because of the fact that it seems as an easy way of exit for the patient. However, in opposition to this statement, this practice is not given to anybody. In fact, the applicants first must be suffering from illness that have no chance of being cured in addition to the unbearable pain and unendurable disabilities that goes along with this desease. Then, the patient must hand in all the medical reports and the evaluation of an independent psychiatric. Overall, this practice is well controlled and, therefore, should not be feared by people because of the fact it has the possibility of increasing the amounts of death. Indeed, let’s not forget that the main reason supporting this practice is because it can actually end the suffering of some people.