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... head: PHILOSOPHY Philosophy By Presented to Assisted suicide, also known physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is the act of assisting suffering and terminally ill patients end their misery, and thus their lives. The procedure is normally carried out on patients suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses such as cancer which leaves them in excruciating pain and debilitating conditions. In many cases, these patients are bed ridden and their functioning as normal human beings is limited. In countries where assisted suicide is legalized, such as the Netherlands, assisted suicide, upon the request of the patient and times the general consensus of the family, is performed by a physician. This is after the...