Bioethics 5.2

2. Jack’s doctor, Tina, has a colleague named Andrew. Andrew believes not only that Jack’s request for euthanasia is genuinely autonomous but also that, given Jack’s particular circumstances, he’s probably right that dying a quick death now would be in his overall best interest. Andrew also believes that the method of euthanasia that Jack has requested – being injected by Tina with a dose of lethal drugs – is itself an ethically acceptable way of ending a person’s life. Given all this (and considering the discussion in the video), what’s the most likely reason that Andrew nevertheless believes Tina ought to be prohibited from fulfilling Jack’s request?

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