Essays Tagged: "Sue Rodriguez"

Physician-Assisted Suicide

Physician-Assisted Suicide"Whose life is it anyways?"A plea for death by the late Sue Rodriguez from British Columbia Canada, a patient with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disea ... ient with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) with every intention of taking her own life. Sue was aided in her suicide by A Canadian Physician in violation of Canadian law. Throughout North ... uthanasia, although it still hasn't been implemented a very strict criterion must be met. Certain issues need to be addressed by individual practitioners, and areas of research should be explored shou ...

(5 pages) 256 1 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

These Raging Days of Our Lives, speaks of Euthanasia and medicine

de have been attacked before. The most well known 'right-to-die' campaigners in Canada are the late Sue Rodriguez and the late Austin Bastable. Sue Rodriguez led the 'right-to-die' campaign against th ... campaign against the government in 1993, where a ban against assisted-suicide was narrowly upheld. Sue later died in an assisted suicide in 1994. Bastable become known to many Canadians in early May ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Whose life is it? Reasons for legalizing euthanasia

but allowing people to die by assistance is far more complex. Euthanasia is still a controversial issue in North American society, in particular Canada. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word euthantos ... counsels a person to commit suicide or aids or abets a person to commit suicide, whether suicide ensues or not, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ...

(8 pages) 349 0 4.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

How euthanasia should be legalized.

of method the patient doesn't go through painful death. In the end the patients may rest in peace. "Sue Rodriguez, a mother in her early thirties, died slowly of Lou Gehrig's disease. She lived for se ...

(3 pages) 58 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Euthanasia: An Issue of Quality of Life

It's 1993, Sue Rodriguez is 42 years old; she is diagnosed with fatal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also calle ... eat that life no longer affords them any joy and there is no hope of recovery.In considering this issue, as any other, we must reflect on our values. Doing so in any liberal society such as ours will ... on, which would create justice and equality for all.Needless to say, euthanasia is a much debated issue and anyone arguing for it understands that one-hundred percent agreement will never be reached. ...

(7 pages) 79 0 4.5 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia


der to create provisions for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that will deal with this issue, one must examine approaches that have already been taken within our country and in others. The ... be determined where our rights to death lie.In Canada there are no laws that directly address the issue of euthanasia or doctor-assisted suicides. There is, however, section 241 of the Criminal Code, ...

(9 pages) 46 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Euthanasia to Preserve Quality of Life

ng these things because of a crippling disability, or excruciating, chronic pain? This raises the issue that when there is no quality of life, there is little sanctity in it. Therefore, to preserve qu ... ld experience no pain, and therefore it was a more positive alternative to her life. In the case of Sue Rodriguez, her life was in a state of slow deterioration, and by the time she deemed there was n ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Civil Disobedience

ent really should not have a say in whether or not it is allowed. An example of AS would be that of Sue Rodriguez who fought all the way to the supreme court of justice to allow her the right to parti ... (accessed: November 01, 2008).Assisted Suicide, "End of life issues and care", (American Psychology Association: APA), (ac ...

(9 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Euthanasia Debate

sleyHZT 4UMs. Shelton13 January 2014EuthanasiaEuthanasia is one of the most controversial medical issues of our time. Many people have different views on this subject for many different reasons. I bel ... tarily live, then that life is truly yours. So you should have the right to voluntarily give it up. Sue Rodriguez who had Lou Gehrig's disease fought for her right to die with dignity. She knew that h ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia