ETHICS: Euthanasia and Suicide

Is it ever right to speed up the death of a terminally ill patient? Is it ever permissible to assist someone in killing themselves?

Judeo-Christianity exalts the value of human life more than any other tradition. Yet we are mortal, and there are circumstances around death and dying that complicate our imperative to value and protect life. Is it ever right to speed up the death of a terminally ill patient? Is it ever permissible to assist someone in killing themselves? What are some of the signs of suicidal depression? Lets think these things through a bit more.