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Websters dictionary defines the term euthanasia as a painless happy death In recent years a new term - assisted euthanasia has been introduced This is when a terminally ill patient is assisted in committing suicide by their doctor or even by a friend or relative There is a story which I read of an Aids patient As he approached his time of death he decided that rather than prolonging the suffering of both himself and his wife he would take the matter into his own hands and commit suicide He realized however that he needed some assistance He contacted a doctor and asked if hed be willing to help him The doctor at first refused saying that he was not a barbarian and that his job is to prolong life not to end it The patient replied that if he didnt help him thus prolonging his suffering that would make him a barbarian The doctor eventually gave in and a plan was formulated It was decided that the patient would begin to take barbituaries on his own The doctor would later come to make sure they did their job and if they hadnt he would give the patient an injection of morphine which would be sure to do the job On the planned day the doctor realized that he would be caught when the autopsy was done and they found morphine in his blood Which doctor prescribed morphine and why was that doctor in his apartment He decided not to go and hoped that the barbituaries would do their job They didnt and the man was found unconscious but still living and brought to the hospital His attempt to commit suicide was unsuccessful however it did result in a severe case of pneumonia When he regained consciousness the doctor visited him and asked if he still wanted to die He shook his head no He wanted to live 12 days later the man died in
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