Argument For Euthanasia

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Euthanasia - the termination of a person's life with the aim of getting rid of his pain and suffering with an incurable disease (Euthanasia).Currently adult euthanasia legalized in different forms in countries such as Colombia and Japan, as well as the U.S. states of Oregon, Vermont and Washington, and in some European countries: namely, Netherland and Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland(Belgium has taken the unprecedented law on child euthanasia).At this time, the topic of euthanasia is very relevant, as pass many debates on this subject and its resolution. The purpose of the essay is the estimation of the positive and negative aspects of euthanasia. The study will begin with comparing benefits and drawbacks of euthanasia.
The first time euthanasia was permitted in the Netherlands in 1984. Euthanasia in this country was lawful from April 2002. And in Belgium was legalized euthanasia for children in 2014 (Belgian parliament passed a law on child euthanasia).
Principally euthanasia or physician assisted suicide has two types: active and passive. Active is where a person deliberately and directly causes the patient's death and in passive euthanasia death is brought about by an omission by withdrawing or withholding treatment in order to let the person die (Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide).
In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases called euthanasia where a person cannot make such a request. Namely a situation when people fallen into a coma. Most often, instead of these people request for euthanasia asks their relatives, who see that,thus peopledo not have any chance for living. For example 95 year old Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Belgian Christian de Duve,...

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