This shows that people understand and sympathize with the pain a loved one can feel. It is for the reasons above that I believe that euthanasia should be legalized under the premise that the patient must have terrible quality of life and be suffering from a terminal illness and that a physician will administer the injection under the direction of two other physicians as to stop the possibility of misdiagnoses. I also believe that a person who has been in a coma or on life support but still has no chance of survival also have the right to euthanasia. Euthanasia is a hotly debated topic as it can make someone questions their deepest belief into what they believe is the meaning of living.
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.
Euthanasia, formerly know as "mercy killing," means intentionally making someone die, rather than allowing them to die naturally. Euthanasia is one of the most important public policy issues being debated today. The outcome of that debate will profoundly affect family relationships, interaction between doctors and patients, and concepts of basic morality. Some cases exist in which euthanasia should be allowed, when done under the guidance of a medical doctor. Even suicide is starting to be accepted.
Voluntary active euthanasia can best be described as maneuvers carried out by another person to terminate life by the patient’s wishes. Non-voluntary euthanasia is reserved for instances where the person may not be able to make their own decision. This applies in cases of babies, young children, and those who do not have the... ... middle of paper ... ...er went on to say that the interpation of euthanasia; is a Greek phrase meaning "good death". The medical community has made many discoveries that has enabled life to be lengthened, even if the patient is terminally ill. "Negative euthanasia has arisen to classify the practice of withholding or withdrawing extraordinary mean(e.g., intravenous feeding, respirators, and artificial kidney machines) to preserve life" (Euthanasia). Positive euthanasia refers to events that in turn, cause death.
On the other end, such assistance, or methods, are considered as a form of murder. As a “mercy killing”, people often inaccurately voice that human euthanasia is in a patient's best interests, disregarding the threats of: the slippery slope effect, no regulatory system, and sanctity of life infringement. A frequent argument against the legalization of human euthanasia is that it will begin a slippery slope towards involuntary (euthanizing of a patient without his or her consent) and non-voluntary (euthanizing of a patient not capable of giving consent) euthanasia . Society is only looking to legalize voluntary euthanasia, but the doors will open to non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, two methods of death that could easily be written off as murder. The slippery slope argument claims that if an action, such as euthanasia, were to be permitted, then society will be led down the slippery slope, or be permitting other actions that are morally wrong, “in general form, it means that if we allow something relatively harmless today, we may start a trend that results in something currently unthinkable becoming accepted” (“Anti-euthanasia”).
Euthanasia refers to the use of a method as opposed to help patients that suffer from acute pain, an irremediable illness or an irreversible coma. Due to the implication of euthanasia, it has captivated a lot of controversy and debate within many countries. Euthanasia can be voluntary, such as when performed with the patient’s explicit permission. It can also be involuntary, such as when performed without the patient’s explicit permission due to he or she being comatose or brain dead. Or else, family members give their consent to proceed euthanasia on the terminally ill patient because it’s hard for them to see their loved one’s suffer in agony pain.
Physicians have the right to withhold food and water from comatose patients where swallowing is dangerous. Guardians and powers of attorney’s regularly sign DNR requests that give medical officials the right to refrain from resuscitating a patient. Removing a patient from life support when there is no hope is perfectly legal a... ... middle of paper ... ...t of legalization of mercy killings also known as euthanasia to waver. Far more often, I support the right to die. In conclusion, I believe that euthanasia deserves legal support but needs clear and concise legal restrictions and strict guidelines protecting the rights of suffering individuals.
When a person is suffering from a terminal illness or other end of life medical conditions, I believe palliative care professionals can assist these persons in alleviating their suffering without the need for the persons electing to consider any form of euthanasia. When the power to take life is taken into human hands, we can use it for evil purposes or misuse it. Someone might call a person with a disability not fit to live and choose to kill them. In addition, the elderly might not want to be a burden on their family and kill themselves. Euthanasia is a very dangerous slippery slope.
Keown (2002) comments that the main hindrance to the allowing of euthanasia has proved to be the objection that, even if they were morally acceptable in certain 'hard cases ', voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide could not be effectively controlled; society would slide down a 'slippery slope ' to the killing of patients who did not make a free and informed request, or for whom palliative care would have offered an alternative. But that would not be the case as the process for choosing euthanasia is an extensive and thorough examination of the patient. According to Sikora and Lewins (2007) terminally ill people can have their quality of life severely damaged by physical conditions such as incontinence, nausea and vomiting,
The key objective of this research article is to provide an analysis into the notion of legalizing or prohibiting euthanasia. Logically interpreted as the “good death” or “an easy death,” euthanasia is well-defined as a method of ending the misery and discomfort of an individual due to an unending illness. Statistics would show that countless people think of euthanasia as murder, yet many others feel it is not an act of killing but an act of love and compassion. The two main forms of euthanasia that are commonly known are Active euthanasia which is aiding death with medicine, and Passive euthanasia which is denying medicine and treatment that are needed in order to stay alive. Many feel that euthanasia is moral, and the three key components