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ife is certainly a gift, but it can become intolerably painful and confusing. It is incredibly scary and heartbreaking to go to the hospital and find out you have an incurable, terminal illness with a painful and difficult few months to live. Given certain circumstances and feelings of the patient, he or she can choose to die with dignity instead of waiting for a long, agonizing death. Under explicit rules and procedures, the “Right to Die” is in fact ethical and should be a right across the nation for all patients who are terminally ill and suffering in order to physically and emotionally help not only the patient, but the patient’s family, and others all over the world.

With the “Right to Die” in place, patients can put an end to their suffering, die with their dignity, and give him or her time to arrange goodbyes with family and friends. If a patient has an incurable disease and a painful death on the way, then he or she should have a right and the choice to die with a doctor’s assistance; therefore the suffering and confusion can be put to an end. Physician assisted death gives patients the chance to let go of the terrible pain. What terminal ill patient doesn’t deserve to have that chance to

stop his or her suffering to die peacefully? No one. Along with this, the “Right to Die”

also gives patients a chance to die with dignity. He or she can die with physical and mental capabilities instead of waiting for the body to slowly stop working until a harsh death completely shuts down the body. Patients won’t have to lose most of their physical and mental capabilities before dying. Getting to schedule and prepare to die peacefully gives patients and their families time to say goodbye and give loved ones the closure they need. Terminally ill patients can plan and say their last words to loved ones, knowing that they will in fact be the last. This can give the patient closure and knowing and acceptance.

If the “Right to Die” is allowed in all fifty states, families and other loved ones of the patient have a chance to plan farewells to the patient in advance, get to know that the patient will be saved from pain, humiliation, and helplessness, and find relief when the financial burden on themselves is lessened. With patients choosing a more peaceful way to go, loved ones of the patient can say goodbye for the last time and know when the patient’s death will come, giving them closure and an ending as ease. It can provide readiness and preparedness to family and friends for what is to come. Knowing the dying with dignity act ends a patient’s pain and suffering, it can also set a close to the family’s stress, agony, and heartache. Close family members don’t have to helplessly watch the suffering of the patient any longer. Families also find relief in the reduced financial load after the patient’s peaceful death. The mental strain from finances can be extremely stressful.

With the “Right to Die,” not only does it greatly help the patient and families in different aspects, but it also can help doctors, transplant patients, and other terminally ill patients across the globe. For most doctors, it’s hard to help and treat patients with an incurable illness, especially if he or she is suffering painfully and fearfully every day and families scared of what will happen next, and when exhausting death will come. If the patient chooses to go with the path of the “Right to Die,” doctors can give their patient a peaceful, painless end to his or her suffering and give everyone, including doctors themselves, relief and ease. Along with doctors, transplant patients can gain something positive from the “Right to Die.” Patients who decide to donate their organs before their planned death can benefit several transplant patients and give them the chance to live a long healthy life.

Life is without a doubt a gift, but a terminal illness can make it achingly long and painful. This is why patients deserve the right to choose whether he or she wants to stay alive and suffer or peacefully die. It’s easier for the patient, patient’s loved ones, and millions of others around the world both physically and emotionally. Under explicit rules and procedures, the “Right to Die” should be a right across the nation.

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I’m a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University. My work has been featured in publications like the L.A. Times, U.S. News and World Report, Farther Finance, Teen Vogue, Grammarly, The Startup, Mashable, Insider, Forbes, Writer (formerly Qordoba), MarketWatch, CNBC, and USA Today, among others.