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For the most part we as human beings try very hard everyday to live by a moral set of standards that we have set for ourselves This code of ethics determines how we live our lives as well as what decisions we make everyday These things play such a large role that when we come up against important issues in our lives we turn to our own personal moral rules for the answer We are questioned with whether or not we should live for the time at hand and act out of our own personal gratifications or rather to look at the long term effects and how our actions will impact others as well as ourselves Often times when we look at the views of philosophy we only take them at face value As a result we fail to assess their true meanings and apply them to real life situations There have been several concerns and controversies on making good decisions and judgments Possibly one of the most controversial issues facing the human race today is the issue of a physician assisted suicide In an instance such as this a person who is terminally ill or deeply depressed requests that their physician gives them a lethal dose of medicine andor suggests ways to end that persons life In such case the person is in complete and total control of their lives and dies in a so-called dignified manner While this may be an option to some people who are afflicted with diseases or depressed the moral justification comes into question over and over again Of course there is a group of people who support physician assisted suicide is a respectable and acceptable alternative to pain and suffering By the same token many people believe that suicide physician assisted or not is immoral and strongly oppose it These people base there arguments primarily on the findings and foundations of philosophers such as Kant Mill Aristotle and
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