If a person is rendered in such a position through illness or injury that they will live for an extended period if their death is not accelerated, but that they will experience great pain or discomfort or other suffering the the meantime, is it (A) acceptable or (B) 'right' for a medical professional to assist them, after establishing that they are of sound mind, in ending their lives in a more tolerable manner? Why or why not? Is a doctor's greater duty to protect life or to prevent and alleviate suffering? Is it 'doing harm' to enable a patient to end their own life? Is it doing harm to act in their stead in accordance with their wishes either as understood or expressed? Or is it doing greater harm to force a person to continue to living in such a state of suffering against their will?