Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma Felicia Aigbe,
Grand Canyon University NRS 437V
March 01, 2012
Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma
The neighbor/friend I interview is Rosa Manzanares, who work in a non-profit organization as a social security for elderly whom I interview in person to share her philosophy and worldview in relation to Voluntary/Assisted suicide. You must have heard of the word “Voluntary or Assisted suicide” what is your worldview?
In my opinion, she said life is a gift from God, and she has no right to do what pleases to her. She believes a person will die when God says it is time and there is no going back. As a Christian, is against her moral and religious background to take her own life or to tell someone to
Assist her. No one, no matter how hopeless the situation is even as a choice for some people but for me nobody has the right to kill or assist someone to die.
The reason for euthanasia is to relieve the individual from pain and suffering. What do you think about that?
For me I do not think doctors should participate in assisted suicide because is against their Hippocratic Oaths, “I will not give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect or in forswearing the giving of poison when asked for it”. The American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine do not support or encourage physician to assist suicide (ACP-ASIM, 2010). This practice of physicians assisted suicide is a serious ethical problem that affects patient-physician relationship and the trust needed for care. The government should not give the right to a particular group in the society to kill another group. It is illegal.
When you see a beloved one that is sick and the individual tells you there is no hope, and he or she is suffering. What do you advice?
If a patient is critically ill or brain dead, we should not lose hope because with God
References: American College of Physicians. (2010) Retrieved March 1, 2012, from www.acponline.org/