The narrator of the book, Sloane, a seventeen-year-old, has to conceal her depressed feelings along with her boyfriend James. The Program is set in a dystopian, futuristic world but can still relate to the many occurrences of depression and suicide that happen today. The main theme in The Program is depression and suicide. Sloane has to face her depression after her brother committed suicide two years.
Argument in Favor of Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide (Annotated Bibliography Included)
annotated bibliography | Suicide | Adolescence
Batlle, J. The author of the article, Juan Carlos Battle, focuses on the problem of the current legal status of euthanasia and the public perception of this problem. To put it more precisely, the author analyzes the current attitude of the public to euthanasia and attempts to evaluate it. As a result, he finds out that the concept of euthanasia is often misinterpreted by the mass audience. As a rule, people do not really understand the essence of euthanasia or, what is even more often, they cannot clearly distinguish the basic features typical to euthanasia and similar end-to-life issues, including physician-assisted suicide and withdrawal of life support. Battle agrees that the public often misinterprets these problems and often cannot distinguish them one from another. At the same time, he underlines that the existing problem and misconception of euthanasia is basically determined by the existing ambiguities in the way modern society interprets legal and ethical behavior of end-to-life matters.
Annotated Bibliography: Suicide Prevention
Annotated Bibliography Aungst, H. Geriatrics, 63 12 The intent of this article is to discuss outcomes since the Death with Dignity Act was passed. It follows a Physician who has written prescriptions to assist patients with ending their life. These patients are terminally ill and within six months of dying.
Suicide has always been a delicate subject. There are ethical and religious arguments to deal with the problem, but there are also the individual, personal sides of the act to be considered. The idea that someone wants to kill himself sounds against the desire of living, yet still many people each year-end their lives having no desire to press forward.