It has been argued that the benefits gained from Physician assisted suicide are more than the cost involved. In general the benefits gained from assisted suicide include a dignified death, the patient is able to control manner and timing of death and the also the patient averts immense pain and suffering. In general, the patient is able to manage the final days of life and be a good position to do his final acts. Moreover, the economics of treating terminally ill patient is normally at an astronomical cost and the problem is that the patient will eventually die. This according to (Breitbart, 2000) is not economical and other means of saving cost with dignity preserved may be considered.
To live means not only to exist biologically or as a psychic entity, but also to cope with difficulties, interact and communicate with people, make decisions, and sometimes undergo excessive psychological pressure. Even an adult mind can fail to maintain pressure, making an individual see no other solution but suicide. Along with this, a risk group that is even more exposed to suicides is represented by teenagers, who are more vulnerable to stresses and usually do not possess strongly-shaped personalities. According to the statistics, suicide is the second leading cause of death (after motor vehicle accidents) among teenagers (CHealth); this makes about 1 of 10000 people. Considering the problem’s scales, factors that cause adolescents to do away with themselves should be distinguished.
SADAG is a nonprofit organisation, a registered as a Section 21 Company, with an 18a tax exemption. The organisation has on its board a powerful team of patients, psychiatrists, psychologists, and general practitioners. SADAG was established 17 years ago to serve as a support network for the thousands of South Africans who live with mental health problems. Currently, it is estimated that one in five people will, or do, suffer from a mental illness. It manages a 15-line counselling-and-referral call centre, and is the voice of patient advocacy, working in urban, peri-urban, and the most rural communities across South Africa.
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