Effective Persuasion

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Effective Persuasion
Part One While reading the essay written by Jerry Fensterman, “I See Why Others Choose To Die”, I was touched because it was written on personal experiences as opposed to those written by medical experts. His writing did persuade me that people should have the choice of euthanasia while in the final stages of a terminal illness, knowing there is no further relief for the excruciating pain they are experiencing or no additional medical treatment can be administered. During his essay, I recalled being in my mother’s hospital room during her final days before death. She was already on life support and was put into a medically induced coma to prevent her from feeling the pain her body was enduring. In the final hours of her life, it was decided that she would be removed from life support. The doctor ordered medications to be sent up from the hospital pharmacy that would be administered to help her slip away peacefully. God and my Mother obviously did not agree with this because, with the entire family crowded into the room to say our final good-byes while waiting for the doctor to disconnect the machines, my Mother died. I suppose from this experience, in certain circumstances, it is logical for individuals to provide consent for euthanasia when there is absolutely nothing else that can be done for them. If it is conducted without an individual’s consent, or if there were other alternatives for that individual, a medical professional, in no way, has the legal authority to administer lethal doses of medication to facilitate the patient’s death.
Part Two Surprisingly, the feedback from WritePoint offered few suggestions that would be useful for improvement of the essay. One that I would utilize is in the sentence wherein I described being in my mother’s hospital room. A Doctoral Rule was provided, “If not…...

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