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It should be a criminal offence for a doctor to assist the suicide of a patient Do you agreeEuthanasia more loosely termedmercy killing Nordqvist 2010 is the medical term used in order to refer to a deliberate action which has the express intention of ending the life of a patient on a quick and dignified way in order to relieve intractable persistent or unstoppable pain and suffering brought by it The practice of assisted suicide or euthanasia when performed by a doctor should not be considered as a criminal offence because it is believed that each person has the right to decide over their own bodies and but also the role of doctors is to seek the best for their patients In order to determine if the practice of doctor-assisted dying is a crime or not some views should be taken under consideration This views can be illustrated through the ethical view in which it is necessary to focus on the patients will the clinical view where it is crucial to emphasize on relieving patient suffer brought by chronic pain or health condition and the legal view focussing on the legal acceptance of euthanasia under specific circumstances Ethically doctors should respect the autonomy of their patients This means than any conscious and mentally stable patient should have an entire control and opinion over the actions that can be take over their body even if they are not physically capable of performing such decisions The idea of patients autonomy is supported by Tulloch cited in Summy 2008 p71 who states that people should have freely decision over their own body This freely decision should also be applied to euthanasia and if it is made under certain circumstances such as knowledge of the patient about their health condition and life expectancy and with the assistance of a doctor it can become a dignifying way to end their lives The relationship between autonomy and euthanasia can
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