Euthanasia Euthanasia is a though that ponders in the mind of many everyday. Is it right, is it wrong, who can decide the value of a person's life? Euthanasia is an option that many sick and dying people consider everyday. Euthanasia can be a sick person's only escape from a life of torment and suffering where they are waiting to die. People also choose Euthanasia as a means to ending their life because they feel that can no longer live their lives the way the want to.
Euthanasia is the Best Option Euthanasia is a very controversial topic. People argue as to whether or not a person who is terminally ill, or handicap, should have the right to die by euthanasia. People say that dying by euthanasia is to die with dignity, instead of living an artificial life on respirators and other life support machines. If a person is terminally ill, and there is nothing anyone can do for them, why should they have to suffer? Not only do they suffer but their family does also.
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.
It is understandable, though tragic, that some patients in extreme duress, such as those suffering from a terminal, painful, debilitating illness may come to decide that death is preferable to life. People debate that pain felt by terminally ill people can be controlled to bearable levels through proper management. They conclude that there is no need for physician-assisted suicide. However, many people in North America do not have access to adequate pain
In my o... ... middle of paper ... ...illness to die because of the emotional burden that succeeds death. By ending the life of the ill, you can no longer enjoy and spend time with the said loved one before their due time quickly approaches. The bottom line for these believers is that ending a life is playing the God role and even those who don’t believe in God believe nature must take its course. In the end, death is a concrete option for those who are suffering and do not see living life as an option any longer. Many see euthanasia as inhumane and religiously erroneous, but we must view this decision from the eyes of the suffering patient.
Many people see death is a bad thing. People don’t like it and they don’t want to hear about it. For many seriously ill and vegetative patients, death is a good thing for them. Death will end their suffering from pains and they can also die with dignity. Euthanasia traditionally means a “good death.” The term has traditionally been used to refer to the hastening of a suffering person’s death or “mercy killing.” The legalization of euthanasia is important for the patient because it would give dying people a choice to determine if they want to fight the disease or end their suffering.
I agree with Hemlocks approach on this issue. Hemlock is an organization which you join that promotes your end of your life choice. Hemlock believes in the some of the following • that every hopelessly ill, mentally competent American should have access to the full range of end-of-life choices, including the option of hastening one's death to end unbearable suffering. • that people should not have to suffer needlessly when they die. • that all religious faiths should be respected, but that no one should be allowed to impose their beliefs about end-of-life choice on others.
Euthanasia is hardly "dignified" if you look at it from a different viewpoint. This term of "dignified" is nothing more than a pro-death way of glorifying the act of euthanasia. There are many consequences that could result from legalizing the practice of euthanasia, and these are not good ones either. If it were legal to help people die or for doctors to kill people then society would slowly begin to break down. The value of a human life would slowly go down.
Euthanasia, which is also referred to as mercy killing, is the act of ending someone’s life either passively or actively, usually for the purpose of relieving pain and suffering. “All forms of euthanasia require an intention to accelerate death in order to benefit patients experiencing a poor quality of life” (Sayers, 2005). It is a highly controversial subject that often leaves a person with mixed emotions and beliefs. Opinions regarding this topic hinge on the health and mental state of the victim as well as method of death. It raises legal issues as well as the issue of morals and ethics.
Most people believe in quality of life over quantity so with the availability of euthanasia people can dictate their lives and have the dignity of a chosen death. To deny an individual of the dignity of a chosen death, they are forced against their will to live out the rest of their life in agony and discomfort. Diaconescu (2012) believes that the law should not restrict individuals from their choice to preserve their quality of life in their own way. If an individual feels that dignity is unattainable due to the progression of a terminal illness, then taking recourse though assisted dying should to be a legitimate option. 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.