Euthanasia can be classified into passive and active. Passive euthanasia is to stop medical treatment with the intention to accelerate the death of a terminally ill patient, while active euthanasia is taking a specific measure, usually a lethal dose of medication, that causes a patient’s death. For many years euthanasia or assisted suicide has been one of the most controversial and emotive topic in our society. There are many people against euthanasia and who think it is inhuman. In addition, in most countries euthanasia is not legal, and a doctor or a nurse could lose their job and even they could face a sentence in prison by this practice.
Euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide or Mercy Killing, gives rise to controversial debates, and people challenge euthanasia for its moral and legal bases. Some argue that patients should have the rights to end their unendurable sufferings and to die with dignity. Some, in the countries that have already legalized euthanasia, argue whether euthanasia should extend to children. Some, however, argue that legalizing euthanasia can cause a “slippery slope” that leads to murder and should not extend to anyone. In my opinion, assisted suicide should be legalized, but only to terminally ill patients competent to give consent, not including children and disabled people.
There are many different reasons why people would want to euthanize someone, but here are just a few of them. The reasons are – to put themselves out of the misery of their terminal illness, as they only see physical and emotional pain in their future because some rules are better than none, human beings have the right to die how and when they want to because sometimes a life is just not worth living anymore and euthanasia may be necessary for the fair distribution of health resources. One acting on their own violation, with their right mind should be able to make a decision on how they live and die without a government or religious group interfere. Euthanasia should be
In most cases, passive euthanasia is permitted but whether or not active euthanasia should be allowed creates a major controversy. (Rachel,452) The question, should a person be allowed to end their life through active euthanasia when they are terminally ill and the pain of dying is unbearable, seems easy enough to answer. Many sound arguments and well presented cases refuting euthanasia, however, have proved it to be ethically, morally, and legally wrong. The pro-euthanasia case is based on two main claims. Some argue that "patients whose illnesses cause them unbearable suffering should be permitted to end their distress by having a physician perform euthanasia"(Singer and Seigler p.381), while others on the same side argue that the decision to turn toward euthanasia is one's own; that "the well-recognized right of patients to control their medical treatment includes the right to request and receive euthanasia" (Singer and Seigler,381).
Whether it is mentally or physically. Although I believe abortion is a terrible thing and should be illegal, many people believe that if you think about it, scientifically abortion isn’t wrong. Scientists say that “The unborn is an embryo or a fetus that is just a simple blob of tissue” (Alcorn). Science takes a major part in abortion. The fetus inside the woman's body may be alive, but we can’t tell whether or not it will become a potential human (Alcorn).
Despite many beliefs of euthanasia being morally wrong, it provides terminally ill patients an alternative to the painful suffering they are to experience before their death. Annotated Bibliography Pereira, J. (2011). Legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide: The illusion of safeguards and controls. Retrieved November 29, 2016, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3070710/ In this article I learned that the actual definition of euthanasia is
Legalizing Euthanasia Euthanasia is an arising moral contemporary issue. A brief definition of euthanasia would be the intentional termination of life by another at the explicit request of the person who dies" (Netherlands State Commission on Euthanasia). This may look like an only solution to many people whose lives are seemingly wasting away, or have been fully spent. Whether we should let such people die is an argument that is yet to mature. As sincere as this plea may sound, there are certain things to consider should euthanasia be legalized and things run out of hand.
It is why, many seek any type of relief from hardship, even if it is suicide. According to Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum in the book Euthanasia: The Moral Issues, “Euthanasia is derived from two Greek words (eu and thanatos) meaning good or easy death… mercy killing” (9). However, many people find euthanasia too hostile, even murder. But these people are not the ones suffering and they should acknowledge why ill patients consider these acts of death. Therefore, having my grandfather in a nursing home for nine years is enough; there should be a way for someone to stop this horrible suffering, even if it is legalizing euthanasia.
Euthanasia has been a controversial topic in the United States for many years now. Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending ones life, to relive them from any more pain or suffering. Euthanasia can also be known as mercy killing or mercy death. There are many different viewpoints on whether euthanasia is right or wrong. Those who are for euthanasia believes it is a way to relive extreme pain and suffering and it is a right of freedom of choice to do what one wants to their body.
and was called The Hippocratic Oath by the Greek physician Hippocrates, in his oath he said: “"I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel" (euthanasia.com). The use and laws of euthanasia continues throughout the 14th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century, but the most common history of euthanasia known is during The Holocaust. In 1939 Hitler ordered widespread “mercy killing” for men, women, and children who were sick, as well as for the children and adults who were disabled. Today euthanasia has become controversial and has been legalized ... ... middle of paper ... ...nasia: Whether it is a libertarian movement for human freedom and the right of choice, or an aggressive drive to exterminate the weak, the old, and the different, this question can now be answered. It is both."