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physician-assisted suicide

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A quick definition of physician-assisted suicide:

Physician-assisted suicide is when a doctor helps a person who is very sick and in a lot of pain to die peacefully. The doctor gives the person medicine to make them go to sleep and then stop breathing. This is only allowed in some countries and some states in the United States. It is never allowed if the person doesn't want it or can't say if they want it.

A more thorough explanation:

Physician-assisted suicide is a way for a person who is suffering from a painful, terminal illness to end their life with the help of a licensed medical professional. This is considered a form of active voluntary euthanasia, which is also known as a mercy killing or the "right to die." During physician-assisted suicide, a large dose of painkilling medication is given to the patient by the medical professional.

It is important to note that physician-assisted suicide is illegal in most countries because it involves one person actively causing another person's death. However, it is legal in some countries such as Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and some states in Australia. In the United States, physician-assisted suicide is not recognized as a right on the federal level, but some states have recognized the right to physician-assisted suicide through death with dignity statutes.

It is crucial to understand that physician-assisted suicide is only legal if the patient is suffering from a terminal illness and is able to consent to the life-ending measures. It is never legal if it is involuntary or if the patient is unable to consent.

An example of physician-assisted suicide is when a patient who is suffering from a painful, terminal illness such as cancer decides to end their life with the help of a licensed medical professional. The medical professional administers a large dose of painkilling medication to the patient, which causes their death.

This example illustrates the definition of physician-assisted suicide because it shows how a person who is suffering from a terminal illness can choose to end their life with the help of a licensed medical professional. It also highlights the fact that physician-assisted suicide is only legal if the patient is able to consent to the life-ending measures and is suffering from a terminal illness.

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OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
If that person doesnt have 10k however, could be outta luck
yeah i think it comes down to literally not having 10k to blow
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Oof
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Skill issue
OvertReconditeSpider
18:21
Jk even if i had it. I wouldnt spend 10k just to get out of a lease to switch schools
MightyUnableSphinx
18:29
@menherachan: You should say that to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
I mean fuck it right. Like, maybe they can help somehow. Probably they can't but if the alternative is "i dont go to gulc" who cares
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
Idk I doubt they can give you 10k cash, lmao, but who knows!
Others will disagree, but max out a credit card if you have to do so.
It's 10K. Not 100K.
OvertReconditeSpider
19:29
10K at 21.51% interest. Lol
19:47
Yeah I would definitely disagree. Without family help when could they realistically pay that off?
20:18
If someone can live below the student budget at GULC loans could cover an extra $10K, but Grad PLUS loans still amount to $2 in repayment for every $1 borrowed on a 10-year plan at current interest rates. Not a choice to make lightly.
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
^
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
The rates on the stafford loans are garbage too
manifestmoreadmissions
21:59
yeah its not the worst decision and im sure you could find solutions to any problems it might create but idk if it's like a no-brainer
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
Apply for new credit card w/ 12 month 0% APR intro offer -> Max out card to 10k to get out of lease -> Go to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
You now have 12mths to pay back 10k with no interest
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
If you have decent credit history/credit score i bet the starting balance will be like 15-25k
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
im actually cooking right now wtf this advice is so good. do not blow up your plan in life because of a fkn lease agreement
1:39
Excuse me everyone. Sorry. I'm planning to take lsat but I see so many different types of textbooks and categories on the market, which books should I start with for a rookie like me? Thanks a lot!
loophole
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1:42
Sincere thanks, with my respect :)
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@Coolperson49494: yeah but i physically cant get 10k in less than a month :(
it would take me like 6 months to get 10k
i agree that gulc is worth it for me, but i just do not have the means of upending all my plans and moving to dc
@MightyUnableSphinx: i cant pay back 10k with no job, and i'm already 5k in debt. i just do not have the means to attend gulc 😭😭
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