We all die in an innumerable amount of ways and our autonomous decision to choose Active Euthanasia or PAS should be respected as should our choice to refuse euthanasia. The act of killing a patient, who has chosen to have a quick death, in my opinion, does not have the same ethical implications as letting a patient die when that patient can no longer bear living. I conclude that it is usually better to kill a patient if their life has become unbearable and they foresee no recovery of an acceptable quality of life, rather than to prolong the life which is unwanted.
Also euthanasia has two procedural classifications, passive and active. Passive euthanasia involves withdrawal of life-prolonging treatments, whereas active euthanasia as well-known as mercy killing involves the use of force or lethal substance are used to end a patient’s life. Active euthanasia include life-ending actions conducted by the patient or somebody else. In short: euthanasia involves killing the patient to eliminate the pain while end-of-life care involves eliminating the pain so that the patient can die painlessly, from natural causes. Euthanasia is very controversial in the sense, many argued that it is assisted suicide and could be a cover for outright murder.
This also means an ordinary human right such as nutrition or hydration cannot be with held to induce death. The injury or disease must be the cause of death not the act of the withdrawing the life support system. Active euthanasia is the direct and intentional killing of someone when given consent or consent can’t be given. Active euthanasia usually takes the form of a lethal dose of medication to ensure a painless death. Active euthanasia has been requested by people suffering from diseases and syndromes that have reduced their quality of life to a point at which that believe that death is a better option than living in their pained and often vegetative state.
Voluntary Euthanasia is considered when practiced with the person’s expressed choice to die, while practiced against their desire is considered involuntary. Non-voluntary assisted suicide is practiced when the person being put to death is not capable of their thinking and making their choice due to the fact of being in coma or a severely ill infant. Each of these 3 types can be divided into 2 sub-types; active and passive. Active euthanasia is when the patient is killed, for instance by a lethal injection. Passive euthanasia is when the patient is allowed to die by disconnecting them from a medical life support to let their disease kill them.
Those who are unfamiliar with this process might say it is an unethical physician-aided suicide that is inhumane, or murder. Yet illogicality to continue the suffering of an individual when there is a more humane and less painful way for them is inhumane and unethical. Aside from passive and active euthanasia, there is voluntary and involuntary euthanasia (Medical). In voluntary euthanasia, the patient request to end his/her life or to stop a treatment with full knowledge of what is happening; which is most common. Involuntary euthanasia is why people see euthanasia as murder, inhumane, and unethical.
Euthanasia as Mercy or Murder "In keeping with the root definition of 'euthanasia'- literally [meaning] 'good death'- [supporters] of euthanasia insist they are talking about helping terminally ill patients in insufferable pain die a dignified death- at the patient's request. But this bears no resemblance to the true picture of the actual practice of euthanasia in the United States" (Lyons np). Passive euthanasia is death by nonintervention, meaning a health care worker can discontinue providing life-sustaining treatment to the patient, thus allowing him to die more quickly. "In all actuality, [passive] euthanasia often involves withholding food and water from a patient whose death is caused by starvation or dehydration rather than the patient's underlying disease" (Lyons np). In active euthanasia, a physician or family member takes the life of a patient by means of lethal injection, before he or she dies of a terminal illness or injury.
Every person should have the right to end their life just like some other legal rights. As long as it is an individual’s own decision and the pain they are suffering is incurable, euthanasia can be justified. The opposition might argue against euthanasia because the practice of euthanasia can go against the will of god. With major religions like Christianity, Islam and Judaism prohibiting suicide, they consider euthanasia as a sinful act. Their point of view is that the person or doctor assisting someone to death is interfering with God.
Euthanasia is killing someone out of pure concern for that patient, Euthanasia can either be passive euthanasia or active euthanasia. Passive Euthanasia is merely when the patient dies because the medical professionals either don’t do something in order to keep the patient alive, or either they stop doing something that is keeping the patient alive. In other words, in the case of passive euthanasia is simply allowing the patient to die, and not deliberately killing them. For example, if the doctor doesn’t give the patient a surgery or medication in order to keep the patient alive, or if the doctor unplugs the patient from a machine that was keeping the patient alive. Active Euthanasia is when a person or medical professional directly and purposely
One can also think of euthanasia as a means of painlessly killing one suffering from an incurable illness. Voluntary, involuntary, and non-voluntary are the three types of euthanasia. The first involves explicit consent from the patient, for example, through a living will. Involuntary is the case in which the patient has not consented or is not aware of euthanasia being performed. The third concerns cases where consent is not available, for example, in cases where the person is severely injured or in a
The argument of anti-euthanasia proponents is that euthanasia is immoral because life must be preserved and protected. However he preservation of life is subject to the self-determined choice of the person rather than the doctor 's choice. Like murder infringes on a person 's right to life by violate the element of choice in the persons death. Therefore a murderer will be executed because of taking away an innocent person’s life. For a physician to deny the person his right to die when under intense pain and suffering is effectively, imposing them to live a life without what they believe is their dignity, a life of suffering and eventual could be ended if the patient choose to do so.