=================== Throughout this report I intend to answer the following question: "Can Euthanasia be justified in today's society?" I intend to look at the hospice movement as an alternative to euthanasia. I will draw a conclusion, taking all opinions into consideration, whether Euthanasia is the wrong or right route to take. What is Euthanasia? =================== a) I) The word Euthanasia originated from the Greek words "Eu" meaning good, and "Thanatos" meaning death. In this
Euthanasia: Not Just for the Terminally Ill Euthanasia or assisted suicide would not only be available to people who are terminally ill. This popular misconception is what this essay seeks to correct. There is considerable confusion on this point, perhaps further complicated by statements in the media. There are two problems here - the definition of "terminal" and the changes that have already taken place to extend euthanasia or assisted suicide to those who aren't "terminally ill.
A disabled man shares his personal experience with euthanasia: As a quadriplegic who has been paralyzed from the chest down for over 24 years, I want to address the dangerous potential ramifications of legalizing physician assisted suicide (PAS) from a viewpoint of personal experience. The past danger I am referring to concerns the time when I was first paralyzed. My paralysis is the result of a broken neck and spinal cord injury from a car accident in 1975. Add to this cheery scenario the fact
father who lived in hospice care. Her father suffered from dementia and had been for years. She would often talk about how on his “good” days he would plead her husband to put a pillow on his head and suffocate him, to take him out of his misery. If it was legal, her husband would have willingly helped her father and put him out of his misery, however in the state of North Carolina, physician-assisted suicide is illegal. Luckily, her father passed away this year and is finally free of pain and suffering
Eugenics To Euthanasia This essay presents the appeal which euthanasia has to modern society. What is this appeal based on? Is it a valid appeal? These and other questions are addressed in this paper. See if this story sounds familiar: A happily married couple - she is a pianist; he a rising scientist - have their love suddenly tested by a decline in the wife's health. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she falls victim to a steady loss of muscle control and paralysis. The desperate husband
One of the biggest pros to someone who is choosing Physician Assisted Suicide, is maintaining their dignity in this trying time. Being able to make their own choice when they want to end their pain, instead of prolonging the suffering brings some sense of peace. The patient is taking their death into their own hands
Evangelical Lutheranism and Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, I feel it important to express in this essay the stand of the church on the question of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Our church has strong biblical and traditional reasons for adamantly opposing these new end-of-life approaches. Increasingly, people know from their own experience some painful dilemmas involving elderly or handicapped individuals who are in pain. While