Date of Publication

5-11-2018

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Dr. Susan Lowey, PhD, RN, CHPN, FPCN, Associate Professor

Abstract

Death and dying are difficult subjects for people to talk about, both for themselves and for their loved ones. It is unfortunate that so many terminal illnesses come with a lot of pain. When it has been determined that someone’s life is coming to an end, one would hope that it can be as peaceful as possible. Two options for end of life care include continuous palliative sedation and physician assisted suicide. This article will discuss physician assisted suicide in depth in order to expand understanding of the treatment.

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