A Moral Dilemm Euthanasia-A Moral Dilemma

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Euthanasia - A Moral Dilemma.
What exactly is Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide? Euthanasia is the practice of ending a human being’s life with the support of a physician or other third party in response to an untreatable patient suffering from severe pain and exhaustion over a course of time. Euthanasia is sometimes known as, mercy killing or assisted suicide. However, there are many classifications of Euthanasia and it has been legal in five states of the U.S, as of 2017; Washington, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Vermont, and California. It has also been legalized in Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Japan and Columbia have too, legalized this practice, but under strict and defined circumstances. Although physician-assisted suicide seems like the definitive answer for patients that are heavily suffering from terminal illnesses, it is morally wrong and ethically erroneous. The topic of Euthanasia has always been a controversial one because it holds both, moral as well as ethical claims. So, in other words, should Euthanasia be legalized? Should people have the option to end their lives and basically play God? This essay will focus on the claims against Euthanasia and
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When the words are put together, it means “Good Death”. This term is now commonly recognized as “mercy killing” in the modern world. In conclusion, Euthanasia basically means to end an individual’s life with both self-awareness and consciousness. Euthanasia was first recorded in history by Suetonius, a Roman historian. Later, in the 17th century, the word euthanasia was used by Francis Bacon in the medical context. Francis Bacon referred death by euthanasia as peaceful, happy, easy and painless. However, the term, “a painless death”, has been argued over many times and it seems to only fit a certain number of individuals, as everyone suffers from various

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