Yes. Sometimes the unknown circumstances surrounding death are better than the current position you will have to face. Tragedy, at some points, will turn into the angel of death. When you die, you no longer have to worry about the circumstances that your loved ones face. “However self-interested or narcissistic we may be our capacity to find purpose and value in our lives depends on what we expect to happen to others after our deaths.”( SCHEFFLER 2) When a nationwide event happens, the people who die never suffer through the rebuilding process, but they die with the belief that hell has come to earth.
It is a cycle of birth, old age, illness and death. When one’s dead, a new life comes about almost instantaneously. But, while we are still alive, we fear death as it is a mystery: nevertheless we do not like talking about it in a way parallel to discussions about ill-health. We avoid talking about it and view it as abhorrent or bad luck. It is a natural process that no one can deny or avoid, yet we all exist in the same way, whence we come and depart.
It suggests that the sanctity of life is no longer respected by society as a consequence. Societal views against killing are often weakened whereupon it is justified as euthanasia as this appears a different issue compared with other forms such as murder. Yet opponents to euthanasia still maintain that a killing remains the deliberate ending of a life. VAE is considered no different, despite the fact that the patient is terminally ill and will almost surely die anyway; many believe that miracle cures still remain a possibility. As soon as the life is terminated, this possibility is removed and any remnants of optimism and hop... ... middle of paper ... ...life will eventually be devalued as VAE leads society down a slippery slope.
By today’s standards this seems morbidly disturbing. Death for relief, revenge, and or for the opinionated bettering of society has also occurred as long as recorded history. This cold homicidal act is usually considered psychotically driven even if most everyone, whether secretly or openly, wanted the demise to occur. A death for acceptance, understanding, and or love is another gift of death as old as time itself but when the death is a self sacrificing act imposed on oneself for a loved one it does not diminish the sorrow and heartfelt pity it leaves the survivors for whom the victim died. Literature is wrapped with numerous examples of these three ultimate gifts of death.
The ethical standards of physicians seem to be in decline as they forget what exactly their role in society is. The shameless killing that is being allowed to occur will create an inevitable slippery slope, in which other crimes will be legalized. Dr. Kevorkian may have been imprisoned for his actions, but they soon may become acceptable.
The Rationale of Suicide Suicide is the killing of one’s self. Irrational suicide connotes the killing of one’s self because of a mental illness or done impulsively during an overwhelming crisis. Persons feeling this way almost always lack self-esteem and rarely talk openly with appropriate loved ones about what they plan on doing. The act is usually committed alone and in secret which are often very violent and may disregard the health, safety, and well being of others. Persons who receive adequate treatment prior to an attempt, or failed attempt are often grateful to those who stopped the attempt or sought help for that person.
If I propose the idea that death is the separation of our bodies and spirits and we never spiritually die but we can live on in heaven or hell; then I would suggest it is rational to fear death. This is rational as there could be a high chance I end up in hell. Then again, is death the mere ceasing to exist? For many ceasing to exist evokes much fear but I feel this proposal is faulted. Can I really fear something that I wont experience.
Withdrawal of treatment or pain relief in lethal measures is the concern for the unethicality, some see this as an alternative to long-term care. Even though illnesses can get extremely miserable their lives are still worth living meanwhile an unbearable condition causing pain may call for this action. Those who believe this practice is unethical and immoral do not need to be forced to assist in the death, even if their job is one of the positions that would normally do so. Often the question arises should people with mental health issues be granted the same right? In this situation, competence weighs heavily on this decision-making processes such as if they are not capable of making this decision for themselves it could get turned over to someone else such as a guardian or family member.
Death refers to the end of worldly life. People fear death for a variety of reasons. They are afraid because it is the final moment of parting beloved ones, it may be a painful process, it makes them feel that there is a countdown for their existence and they may not achieve all they hoped or planned, or they may fear the unknown after death. Death is the final adventure as a person of this earth, it is the closing of the door on this earthly reality. An unnatural obsession and fear of death can lead to an inactive and deadened society, it is important to find a way to overcome these effects to cause good to come of the inevitable end of life.
They explain that assisted suicide is a dignified way to die in order to preserve dignity and end suffering. The ones dying and are in need of assistance to die are “afflicted with excruciatingly painful and terminal conditions and diseases that have left them permanently incapable of functioning in any dignified human fashion. They can only look forward to lives filled with yet more suffering, degradation, and deterioration. When such people beg for a merciful end to their pain and indignity, it is cruel and inhumane to refuse their pleas” (Andre, and Velasquez). It is cruel and inhumane to ignore people who are suffering and need assistance to end that suffering.