Right to Die, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)

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Right to Die, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
Death is a difficult concept for most people. There is little consensus on when death occurs. There are also a number of issues related to attempts to sustain life when a patient is near death. Are the attempts to sustain their lives actually successful? By resuscitating them are you really sustaining their lives? Or are you just bringing them back to life to suffer before inevitably dying again? These are the ethical considerations that make Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and the right to die movement controversial.
To understand these ethical issues it is necessary to take a closer look at DNRs and the right to die movement. To a certain degree the right to die movement includes DNRs. DNRs are legal...
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