First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Sara PiresFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Title of Poster or Paper

Debate on Physician Assisted Suicide

Mentor/s

Professors Amanda Moras and Mark Jareb

College

College of Health Professions

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) has been a widely debated topic over the last couple of decades. There are many various ways of completing PAS, there is active, passive, voluntary, involuntary, or non-voluntary. There are other end of life approaches, including hospice and palliative care in order to prevent the patient from choosing to end their life pre-maturely. This is a very controversial topic and many people disagree with whether or not people have the right to choose to die, or if physicians even have the right to provide or administer a drug that can induce death. The government and legalization also has a large impact on whether or not PAS or euthanasia is allowed. There are many biological and physiological processes to consider during the period in which patients are choosing to participate in PAS. Each and every case of a patient is unique, and PAS cannot be given a universal decision on whether it should or should not be allowed. Many studies have been done to assess the biological, psychological, bioethical, and religious views around PAS. Both bio-ethically and sociologically, there are many different points of views regarding if PAS is ethical and whether it should be allowed. A physician is said to have the role of healing people, and by allowing PAS, is it going against what their job is? Others may say that allowing PAS is helping the patient end their suffering and physicians should help a patient end their suffering.

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Exercise Science UG

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Sara Pires is a student in the Thomas More Honors Program.

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Debate on Physician Assisted Suicide

University Commons

Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) has been a widely debated topic over the last couple of decades. There are many various ways of completing PAS, there is active, passive, voluntary, involuntary, or non-voluntary. There are other end of life approaches, including hospice and palliative care in order to prevent the patient from choosing to end their life pre-maturely. This is a very controversial topic and many people disagree with whether or not people have the right to choose to die, or if physicians even have the right to provide or administer a drug that can induce death. The government and legalization also has a large impact on whether or not PAS or euthanasia is allowed. There are many biological and physiological processes to consider during the period in which patients are choosing to participate in PAS. Each and every case of a patient is unique, and PAS cannot be given a universal decision on whether it should or should not be allowed. Many studies have been done to assess the biological, psychological, bioethical, and religious views around PAS. Both bio-ethically and sociologically, there are many different points of views regarding if PAS is ethical and whether it should be allowed. A physician is said to have the role of healing people, and by allowing PAS, is it going against what their job is? Others may say that allowing PAS is helping the patient end their suffering and physicians should help a patient end their suffering.

 

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