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Legalize Euthanasia

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Euthanasia is very controversial topic in the world today. Euthanasia, by definition, is the act of killing someone painlessly ,especially someone suffering from an incurable illness. Many people find euthanasia morally wrong, but others find people have control over thier own bodies and have a right to die. A solution to this problem is to have the patient consent to euthansia and have legal documentation of the consent.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide is a rising controversial problem in the world. Many people are against the idea of helping someone 'kill themselves'. This is a problem because many people who have had fatal incidents and are left with chronic conditions live everyday in pain, mental suffering, and emotional suffering. Euthanasia and assited sucide is to help someone who no longer wants to live, pass on. A poll taken by CBS News asked respondents if they thought "a doctor should be allowed to assist the person in taking their own life" who "has a disease that will ultimately destroy their mind or body and they want to take their own life." About 56 percent of Americans said yes and 37 percent said no. This close tie of public opinion has been continuous throughout many years, but euthanasia and assisted sucide has not been legalized in the United States.

One reason why the solution to have the patient consent to euthansia and have legal documentation of the consent is the patient would have be evaluated to show thier complete understanding of thier decision and know the consequences of that decision, which if the evaluation showed no understanding the assistance would not occur. The family would also be able to express thier feelings to the patient about the decision. This would help further asses the pati...

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...Prevention. "Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legalized." Opposing Viewpoints: Problems of Death. Ed. James D. Torr and Laura K. Egendorf. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2000. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Harford Technical High School - MD. 15 Mar. 2010 .

"Individuals Do Not Have a Right to Die." Opposing Viewpoints Digests: Euthanasia. Ed. James D. Torr. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1999. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Harford Technical High School - MD. 15 Mar. 2010 .

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that euthanasia is a controversial topic in the world today. it is the act of killing someone painlessly, especially someone suffering from an incurable illness.
  • Explains that euthanasia and assisted suicide is a rising controversial problem in the world. many people are against the idea of helping someone 'kill themselves'
  • Explains that the solution to having the patient consent to euthansia and have legal documentation of the consent is that they would have been evaluated to show their complete understanding of thier decision and know the consequences of that decision.
  • Explains that the euthanization would not occur without the patient's consent and legal documentation of the consent.
  • Opines that euthanasia would protect those with emotional and phycological problems and help them seek help and medical treatment instead of suicide.
  • Explains that euthanasia is a way of painlessly killing someone, especially one who is suffering.
  • Explains that euthanasia is a way to help cause less pain on you and your family. it would only be decided by you alone, just like the decision to have living will.
  • Explains that the right-to-die movement supports death on demand.
  • Explains that people have the right to control the time and manner of their death. at issue: the right to die.
  • Opines that physician-assisted suicide should not be legalized.
  • Explains that individuals do not have a right to die. opposing viewpoints resource center. gale. harford technical high school - md.
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