High Court To Rule on Right to Suicide
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Page 1--find the paragraph which supports the idea that doctors should
be able to help sick people to end their lives.
Page 1-- Find the paragraph which summarizes the laws prohibiting doctors
from assisting in suicide.
Page 1--Find the paragraph which tells us that there is little agreement
on the issue of assisted suicide.
Page 2--par. 10 the phrase
to forgo unwanted medical treatment
a) to refuse
Page 2--Par. 1O True/false: A court in Missouri ruled that Nancy Cruzan’s
family had the right to have feeding tubes removed.
b) to accept
c) to go for
d) to pay for
Page 2--Par 12 True/false: The Missouri court ruling indicated that
there is no difference in removing Cruzan’s feeding tubes and in administering
drugs that would end her life more quickly.
Page 2--Find the paragraph which best summarizes the court’s opinion
regarding its view on assisted suicide.
Page 3--Find evidence that the court does not consider life in a long
term coma to be worth preserving.
Page 3--par. 21: In defending New York State’s current law prohibiting
doctor’s from assisting in suicides, Dennis Vacco says that such laws protect
innocent third parties from abuse by doctors and family members.
third parties he refers to are:
a) the families of the terminally ill patients
c) the terminally ill patients
Page 3 How might some doctors take advantage of patients by assisting
Page 3 How might some family members take advantage of patients by permitting