discussing arguments for and against ADOTTI a brief indication for the rise in demand for ADOTTI to be legalised will be presented. I will look at the background that has given rise to the perceived need to practise euthanasia today. How this impacts on all of us; personally, sociologically, morally, ethically, legally and medically. Paul Badham’s book “Is there a Christian Case for Assisted Dying” (2009) will form much of the core of material in this section with regard to arguments for ADOTTI.
intentionally cause death (Churchill, 1994). This argument is based on the Hippocratic Oath which says, “I will neither give a deadly drug to anyone if asked, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect” (Churchill, 1994, p. 45). Though some believe that killing terminally ill patients or assisting in their suicide is not always morally wrong for others to do, they believe that physicians’ roles imply that they are healers so participation in activities that are against that role compromises the physician-patient