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Physician-assisted suicide happens when a person commits suicide with the help of a physician A physician supplies information and the means of committing suicide to a person so that they can easily terminate their own life The physicians do this either by a prescription for lethal dose of sleeping pills or a supply of carbon monoxide gas The awesome decision to live or die belongs not to the courts to attorneys to hospitals to doctors to nurses or to any other group but to the person whose life it is Egendorf 140 If physician-assisted suicide were generally available a small percentage of people would request it Physician-assisted suicide is a very serious matter in which many patients consider under certain circumstancesMany people argue over the issue if an individual has the right to end their own life or if its only Gods decision According to Jenny Murphy every individual has the right to end their own life Online On the other hand the choice between life and death belongs to God not to an individual Ill patients suffering a lot of pain may not be competent to make the decision of wanting to live or die Even though a small percentage request physician-assisted suicide in reality some people do People seeking physician-assisted suicide are for many reasons These people are the terminally ill people who feel their life is not worth living because of intractable pain people who repeatedly ask for help in committing suicide andor people who are in sound mind and not suffering from depression There are so many problems the patient is experiencing that they feel the only answer is assisted suicideMany dying patients who are not to the point where they feel the only answer if assisted suicide have adequate access to pain controlling medication In some cases the medication is not the answer The patients may ask for assistance in dying Most people who would ask for assistance in dying
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