Are you for Physician-Assisted Suicide?Created by:
In the Philippines, it is illegal to perform physician-assisted suicide. This practice is actually legal in some parts of the United States since late 199O’s. As part of the healthcare community, we are largely exposed to the process of death and human suffering. It is our goal to provide compassionate care and comfort at all times. Devastating diseases end human life because of the limits of modern medicine. Some terminal illnesses allow patients to experience a painful and horrible death. As an example, families frequently request for optimum pain control for patients with advanced cancer. As a response, palliative care specialists or pain specialists give large doses of opioids despite knowing that these medications also lowers the blood pressure and suppresses breathing. Do you think that this counts as physician-assisted suicide? What is your current local law on this issue?