1. Assisted suicide Andrew Williams The topic that I chose to discuss is “Assisted Death” Statutes Showalter, J. S. (2017) . For more than a century there has been debate about whether to allow physicians to assist terminally ill persons in ending their lives. The debate is complicated by various moral and ethical considerations, by the fact that physicians have surreptitiously assisted with euthanasia on occasion over the years. some States have ban assisted suicide, but other States such as Montana have made it legal Statutes Showalter, J. S. (2017). As a resident of Detroit Michigan I am very familiar with assisted suicide, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was a huge story throughout the mid 90's.Michigan determined that he was guilty of murder. Assisted Suicide has reached the Supreme court on many different occasions. The supreme court has ruled that the decision is ultimately up to the States.Assisted suicide is illegal in 45/50 States Statutes Showalter, J. S. (2017). The gray area is that the federal government can not stop doctors from issuing prescribed drugs that assist in suicide. Doctors can help suffering patients purse their death. The problem is nobody can talk about it directly.This can lead to bizarre, conversations between medical professionals and overwhelmed families. Doctors and nurses want to help but also want to avoid prosecution, so they speak carefully, parsing their words. In my personal opinion I think that it should be legal, in the right conditions. I believe a person that will suffer in pain until their death should have the right to end there life. I think its difficult for other people to make that judgement that aren't in the same pain as other people. I think free will is something that we should respect for every person and if they wish to end there live it is something that we should respect. Showalter, J. S. (2017). The Law of Healthcare Administration (Vol. Eighth edition). Chicago, Illinois: Health Administration Press. 2. Consent for "non-competent" parties Gloribel Torres to Showalter (2017), Incompetence is a legal status, not a medical diagnosis, but this determination is best made based on a doctor’s qualified judgment. The test is whether patients can understand their condition, the medical advice they have been given, and the significances of declining to consent. Every patient has the right to select or to decline treatment. This right is not unfettered, and the only reason why the state can override the patient’s freedom to decide is for the preservation of life, protect innocent third parties, prevention of suicide, protection of the ethical integrity of the medical profession. According to Showalter (2017) in Consent issues for Incompetent Adults, he describes legal issues that come up when a patient is not able to consent due to his/her incapacity causing a delay in care and developing severe medical consequences in the relation of refusing medical care. As describe by Showalter (2017) in one ca.