But while some may say that physician assisted suicide is immoral and impractical because it deserts the hope for further healing, patients who are at death’s door should have the right to die with dignity with the aid of a practicing physician as an alternative to continually living with the burden of a terminal illness. Allowing physician assisted suicide to be an option for terminally ill patients alleviates the suffering that they may have to endure. How can the government make a decision to keep aching patients from alleviating their pain? The incident of Matthew Donnelly illustrates the perfect case of a patient whose suffering had gone on too long: Matthew’s job of working with x-ray research had left him with skin cancer that slowly deteriorated his entire body. With an estimate of only a year left to live, Matthew Donnelly laid in bed in excruciating pain for days.
Euthanasia is legal in Washington only (Clarence H. Braddock, 2009). The thought of helping a patient who is suffering and they want to kill him or she is a very controversial topic as whether or not it is ethical for a doctor to end a person’s life. People who are against physician-assisted suicide feel that it is insulting God as well as murder. Others feel that it is a matter of choice. I feel very strongly that it is a matter of choice.
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Individual cases presented to justify legalizing physician assisted suicide fail to deal with underlying medical failures to control pain, creating an illusion of control over death, and not acknowledging the thousands of patients murdered inappropriately. This is an interesting and a very controversial issue in today’s society. Euthanasia has negative sides, it can hurt society, and everyone needs to learn more bout it. The word Euthanasia is Greek in origin. It arrived from the prefix “eu”, meaning fear, easy, and fortunate and from the word “thanatos” meaning death.
Doctors use euthanasia to earn more money and for other benefits. They can kill people by saying there is no preference They can make money by killing people who want to die, but not suffering a disease. Unfortunately, there are some countries which legalized euthanasia. However, euthanasia should not be legalized because, it weakens medical research, it up against with the medical ethics and doctors' duties, it puts pressure on people, and most religions are against euthanasia. Initially, euthanasia seems like an escape from issues because it brings death unfortunately, deaths prevent medical research which is providing people more comfortable conditions.
Euthanasia involves tampering with the gift and privilege of life, many people stand on opposing sides of this issue. A specific kind called physician-assisted suicide is much debated because it poses two questions: is it morally justified? and, should it be legalized? Physician-assisted suicide is immoral and unacceptable for a number of reasons and, therefore, it should not be legalized. Assisting in suicide is killing someone with their consent.
He places abortion in the same category as the killing of an adult human being. Marquis is against pro-choice arguments and defends his position that abortion is morally wrong. Therefore, if you kill a fetus, then (prima facie) you act wrongly unless in rare cases you are avoiding an equal or worse act. The pro-choice supporters “argue of it being prima facie to kill rational agents, therefore abortions are permissible because fetuses are not rational agents, is refuted by Marquis, as he questions why it is then morally wrong to kill young children, the severely retarded or the mental ill”(Gedge & Waluchow, 214). Marquis holds a conservative view on
Voluntary euthanasia is being put to death with the consent of the patient; involuntary is where the patient is to ill to give consent, so a physician or close family member gives consent for them. Passive euthanasia is when common treatments, such as, antibiotics, pain medications, or surgery, are withheld. Active euthanasia is the use of lethal substances that will end a patient’s life. No matter what form of euthanasia is used... ... middle of paper ... ...a. Hamlon Kathi. “Could euthanasia or assisted suicide be used as a means of health care cost containment?” Patient’s rights council.
Sarah Hughes English -102-13 November 1,2015 Mark Dudick To treat or not to treat Euthanasia/ physician assisted suicide is a hard topic to decide if you are for or against it. I would have to choose for because people with terminally ills should have the right to die if they want to or live. I believe that aid death has been around for a long time. for example, when someone is in a coma or vegetative stage and the doctor believe the best is to end their suffering , so they give the lethal injection or they will put a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) on the patient. I believe that pathos and logos going to be a big part of this topic.
Active Euthenasia – From A Kantian Perspective Euthanasia is one of society's more widely debated moral issues of our time. Active euthanasia is; "Doing something, such as administering a lethal drug, or using other ways that will cause a person's death." In the other hand, Passive euthanasia is; "Stopping (or not starting) a treatment, that will make a person die, the condition of the person will cause his or her death." It seems that this one is not to debate, as much as the other one (active). I have chosen to look more closely at the issue of active euthanasia, and that it should not be considered ethical, by Kantian standards.