Yes. Your life, your choice, a service to help you die should be provided.
No. Your life, but other peoples choice. No service to help you die should be provided.
How about: For twenty years I have not enjoyed life. I want out and I don't consent to any other treatment. I have given up hope. Will you help me Dr. or do i traumatize someone by letting them find my body. The choice is the persons and as much as we want to do all we can to help and prevent it after all is said and done it is still their choice and should be respected. Suicide is currently an underground issue like drugs. More people would be saved paradoxically by having this service as the process would involve intensive discussion of the reasons for wanting to die.
Absolutely. Asstrd suicide for the terminally ill is something we should have for those who want it. People who say some docotes might not want to do it because of religion or juts moral convictions sad day for them. Its part of being a doctor when legal and if thats not ok with you then you shouldnt be a doctor.
There should be people who specialize in this stuff.
No one has right on anothers life. If someone feels that is the best option then that should be their right I would happily 'pull the trigger' if someone saw this as the only option.
They shouldn't HAVE to help you, but yes, they should be able to.
I'm going to tell you a story. Once upon a time, a rich old guy was in the hospital with an injury. Midway through his hospital stay, legislation legalizing the right to die was passed. His heir had him ruled legally incompetent and got legal guardianship. With that, he petitioned for the right to die for the rich old guy. It was granted. Another example is a poor person who suffered a debilitating injury. Because the State pays for their medical attention, they get ultimate control over what treatment is given. Some bureaucrat looks at the balancesheet and says "Hmm, we're at budget. Hey look, there's a guy with a broken leg. Well, we'll just put him down to save money." And so he is. That power would be too easily taken away by the State.
No one should be required to help you commit suicide.
Kind of a false dichotomy. I think it should be acceptable if the patient is in extreme pain and agony, cannot be cured, and has the consent of his/her parents. However, I still think the doc has the right to deny it.