Post by: Lindsey Carpenter
My name is Lindsey Carpenter and I am a Second-Year law student at Regent University. I received my undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University with a double major in Chinese Language and Culture and Political Science and International Relations. Through the Center for Global Justice, I did research on euthanasia laws, specifically physician assisted suicide.
The majority of countries do not allow physician assisted suicide but will allow Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNR). The majority of countries point to humanitarian arguments, highlighting that physician assisted suicide equivocates to murder and violates a doctor’s medical oath to provide healthcare. DNR’s, on the other hand, is a free-willed choice by the individual to not be resuscitated. DNR’s, as opposed to physician assisted suicide, requires doctor’s not to act, while physician assisted suicide requires action from the doctors.
This post was written by a Center for Global Justice Student Staff Member. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School, or the Center for Global Justice.