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A Peaceful Way Out

Assisted suicide is a way for people to end their lives legally and painlessly. There are many different reasons why someone may want to use physician assisted suicide. Illness related experiences, threats to sense of self, and feeling a burden on others are all reasons someone may choose this option. One of the main causes of assisted suicide illness related experiences. Many people are not able to cope with pain that a chronic or fatal disease/illness brings them. Some of these diseases are cancer, HIV/AIDS, and a combination of illnesses related to old age. There are many side effects or symptoms they may get that are unbearable to them. Many patients experienced unbelievable pain, terrible side effects from medicine there on,and in general they feel like the life is getting sucked out of them. When you are on hospice you usually have to depend on other people. Also when you are on hospice that means you are receiving care until you pass away. Many people who seek physician assisted suicide dislike the fact that they are no longer independent. They are no longer able to use the bathroom on their own, eat on their own, and many can no longer stand or walk on their own if at all. While losing their independence they may also get a strong feeling of being a burden on other people. In manly elderly this is a major influence in their decision to end their life.Their families often have to make decisions for them and help them financially. Most families wouldn't feel this way at all, while other families that might not be as close with them may feel that way, as sad as that may be. Some people might not understand why someone would ask for such a thing to be done to them. Just think, what if you were in endless pain, could no longer do anything on your own, or thought that you were…...

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