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How can it be that medicine ethics law and family can work so poorly together in meeting the needs of patients who are left in a persistent vegetative state or have a terminal illness Euthanasia can be righteous when used properly and respectfully When a patient is in insufferable pain or is a vegetative state and seeks a resting place then euthanasia is not frowned upon Many times euthanasia is the best way to go even though it is a depressing experience Euthanasia the practice of ending someones life by a specific act or medical care must be legalized in the United States for the following reasons Patients wishes regarding euthanasia should be respected and accepted the economic benefit of legalizing euthanasia will have a positive impact in the country and euthanasia is consistent with Christians beliefs Death is a natural part of the cycle of life and people should be granted with peace comfort during their deaths Snyder 86 This prominent phrase was said by an HIVAIDs physician regarding euthanasia And it is true Every human has a starting point and ending point So why make a complexity of it The decision is made by only one person and that is the patient a patients wishes regarding euthanasia should be respected and accepted Patients not only suffer physically they suffer spiritually psychology and existentially Snyder104 More than ninety percent of people will go through their terminal illness while five to ten percent find it unbearable to live in so much pain and helplessness and they request euthanasia Snyder 34 Just because a patient is given pain relievers to control symptoms it does not mean that these medications can rid of all the pain or function at all Much of the suffering this patients go through comes from unkind treatment insensitive care givers neglect form family and friends and unpleasant surroundings Rifkin 9Patients who want to end their lives under Death and Dignity Act have
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