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Physician-Assisted Suicide is Ethical Jack Kevorkian addresses many aspects of physician-assisted suicide First he addresses the Hippocratic oath stating that there is no oath concerning a doctors moral codes Next he addresses the slippery slope argument Kevorkian states that the only way the slippery slope argument will take place is if everyone is insecure and cannot control their individual actions Finally Kevorkian proves that physicians are no longer the mediators of death By using the Mercitron a physician would not be responsible for the death of another human being Through all of these aspects of euthanasia Kevorkian explores moral codes within the medical field and within society proving that there is no set of moral codes labeled as the Hippocratic oath The Hippocratic oath according to society is a set of moral and ethical codes that limit a doctor to doing the right thing Now what is the right thing Each individual has a different set of moral codes In addition if each individual has a different set of moral codes how can each doctor have the same set of moral codes Kevorkian answers this by saying that he never took a Hippocratic oath after graduating from the University of Michigan Most doctors have allegedly taken this oath of ethics yet not one doctor can pinpoint the exact oath Next if you ask the doctors who invented the Hippocratic oath you will get varied replies most focusing on Hippocrates in ancient Greece As Kevorkian points out the oath was something occasionally mentioned in medical school but rarely studied in detail In short the Hippocratic oath is almost like a fairytale that professors tell their medical students The slippery slope argument is a weak mans argument The reason being in order for the slippery slope to take effect people have to lose total control over their decisions and actions The slippery slope is backed up by a bunch of what ifs If we allow
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