The Hippocratic oath does not allow doctors to help their patients die. Health care professionals are focussed on saving the life of patients. The
When assisted dying is possible, this will seduce people to commit suicide. Assisted dying is only the first step to more (f.i. euthanasia, more lonely suicides).
Assisting a patient’s death means deciding which life is valuable and which is not.
Pressure from society on patients to kill themselves in order to spare society the costs and family the burden, will influence vulnerable patients. Patients/family
There is a certain risk of the “slippery slope”: that the option of assisted dying will lead to an opportunity to kill people who are