It has the minds of society wondering if death solves some of the most extreme medical problems. If a patient finds himself or herself terminally ill and in excruciating pain, they should have the option to partake in assisted suicide to end their misery. Some insights support Euthanasia and some reject the concept. This issue is important to society because people want the right to end their lives when facing terminal, or life threatening, illnesses. In my opinion, certain forms of euthanasia should be considered legal.
When many people think of it in this light they begin to think on how a physician assisted death is more of an homicide rather than a health practice. In the next paragraph, I fight the term that the writer of the editorial uses for terminally ill persons. I find that any person with a disease that prolongs their health that can be considered terminally ill and can be liable to euthanasia. Lastly, I use the U.S. Constitution as a means for rights of its citizens. And find that nowhere to be seen is the right to die.
Euthanasia is a hot topic in today’s society. It is defined as “The practice of ending a person's life either through an intentional act or by withholding medical care. The action is performed without malice, but with the intention of alleviating suffering or ending the pain of a terminal illness or poor quality of life” (Newton, 2013). A variation of euthanasia that is the most common is known as assisted-suicide. The majority of the time a physician will administer a drug to the person and the person will quickly pass away.
Now would this drug really give a better death than we would have naturally? Plus is it not ethically correct for the person to do that to themselves and what problems do you think the physician would have if they started prescribing this to the patients who asked for them? Who would determine if we can take euthanasia? Would it be us, the physician, government, god or any other intervention? I believe that there is a huge problem with this drug, and it is death.
Some feel that a terminally ill patient should have a legal right to control the manner in which they die. Physicians and nurses have fought for the right to aid a patient in their death. Many families of the terminally ill have exhausted all of their funds caring for a dying patient and would prefer the option of assisted suicide to bankruptcy. While there are many strong opposing viewpoints, one of the strongest is that the terminally ill patient has the right to die in a humane, dignified manner. However, dignity in dying is not necessarily assured when a trusted doctor, whose professional ethics are to promote and maintain life, injects a terminally ill patient with a lethal dose of morphine.
Suicide and Assisted Suicide are the polar opposites and should not be treated the same. Assisted suicide is not about right and wrong it's about life and death. What are your views on assisted suicide? Most or all of you would not have thought about suicide let alone assisted suicide until rendering this. The literal definition of Assisted Suicide is ‘the act or practice of terminating the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment’.
Euthanasia has to be required by a conscious patient suffering from an irreversible afﬂiction inducing physical and/or psychological suffering, with no hope for improvement or for rapid spontaneous death; request for euthanasia has to be written by the patient or by his (her) representative who has no interest in the patient death. Modern medicine has come very far in recent years but, unfortunately, it cannot take... ... middle of paper ... ...them to have to go through. Everyone should have the choice of what they want to do with their life. Assisted suicide would give them this option. Works Cited Coma Science Group.
Euthanasia Leaves no Room for Hope and Miracles Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, is a topic involving many serious issues that continue to be argued over among people throughout the world. There are two types of Euthanasia. One is active euthanasia, a doctor taking any direct action designed to kill the suffering patient. The other is passive euthanasia, to withhold treatment and allow a patient to die. In most cases, passive euthanasia is permitted but whether or not active euthanasia should be allowed creates a major controversy.
The idea for physician assisted suicide is for a medical doctor help someone die who is still alive but desires to terminate their own life due to an impairment or illness which causes suffering upon the individual. The question we must consider is where do we cross the line between suicide and murder. Although suicide or attempted suicide is legal in every state, assisting in a suicide is considered illegal in every state except Oregon. Additionally, the Code of Medical Ethics section 2.211 declares that physician assisted suicide is "fundamentally incompatible with the physician's role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks." There are too many risks associated with physician assisted suicide that managing such a factor would be impossible to control.
Has anyone ever thought of suicide being good? Andrew Coyne says, “A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.” We take life for granted and forget that it is a gift and not something we should just be able to end when it is most convenient for us. While it can be perceived as a way to take away pain and suffering from the ill, euthanasia doesn’t solve the real problem for people and should stay illegal. The definition of euthanasia is having the means to take a deliberate action, with the expressed intention of ending a life, to relive intractable suffering.