Tony Franco, Anita Badejo, Annie Petroian Malhami, Brenda Baillargeon, Christina Hyett, Kenneth Haynes
June 11, 2012
Dr. James Gartside
University of Phoenix
In recent years, the amount of media coverage surrounding assisted suicide, or euthanasia, has increased. The term evokes a multitude of emotive responses. The Royal College of Nursing completed research on the issue of euthanasia initiating change in their policy of opposition to euthanasia (Robinson, Greenwood, 2009). This particular study received criticism based on the small sample size used for the study. Research is an organized inquiry carried out to provide information for solving problems. Solid research generates dependable data derived by professionally conducted practices and that can be used reliably for decision making (Cooper & Schindler, 2011). Our group seeks to address the research question, hypothesis, variables, and ethical issues along with discussing the significance and magnitude of finding some logical solution to the issue called “Euthanasia.” Assisted suicide gives the health care provider the option of avoiding care giving during a time of little demand for euthanasia services.
Comprehending the term “euthanasia” in the medical world is vital because its controversy always develop suspicious questions. Euthanasia is defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable, painful disease or an irreversible coma. At times families and doctors have a pivotal role when a dying patient is in a situation in which nothing more can be done. Some research questions can establish certainty about the patient choices, but this presents a difficult situation because many times the patient cannot make such a drastic decision to end his or her life. This decision can be extremely painful for the family to make, but if the help is provided by medical staff and nothing can be done, the patient
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