Sometimes dealing with all of the physical care like medications and not being able to live completely normal with a disease is hard. It can get extremely hard and stressful that all the patients can think about doing is ending it, this alternative gives the patient a painless option. According to Somerville (2009), ¨… respect for people's rights to autonomy and self determination means everyone has a right to die at a time of their choosing¨ ( p.4). The patient deserves to choose whether they want to keep fighting or if they cannot go any farther. The patient should not have to push through a fight they have been fighting and know they cannot win.
These procedures might eventually seem as natural as any other treatment an individual would receive. Often times people do not get to choose how they die, but on the singular occasions in which they do, there should be an option for a merciful death. Though it may be against their oath, doctors should be able to assist patients that have life clinging to them like a disease itself. Essentially, the government has forced those with terminal illnesses to waste away when they would much prefer death. The question the officials in Washington D.C. need to ask themselves is, “Are we allowing doctors to help these patients, or are we cruelly delaying death?”
The arguments rely a great deal on the respect for individual self want, which recognizes the constitutional rights of competent people to choose the timing and manner of their death, when faced with terminal illness. Others have argued that is not morally acceptable, because it contradicts the obligation of physician’s duty to preserve life. While arguments continue with no end in sight, more terminally ill advocate for the right to end their suffering.
Needless suffering will continue in the US if the laws are not changed to reflect the current changes in medical care. The first argument for euthanasia is that commit suicide should be legal in general because there are people who’s being treated for so long and there’s nothing that could heal them to live longer. Why shouldn’t they allow the patients to choose their lives? So in order for them not to suffer they should have the permission from a doctor to commit suicide. It’s painful for those who wants to end their lives, but it’s more painful if
It has the minds of society wondering if death solves some of the most extreme medical problems. If a patient finds himself or herself terminally ill and in excruciating pain, they should have the option to partake in assisted suicide to end their misery. Some insights support Euthanasia and some reject the concept. This issue is important to society because people want the right to end their lives when facing terminal, or life threatening, illnesses. In my opinion, certain forms of euthanasia should be considered legal.
Of course, it is really hard to fight back the pains and endure it. However, people still want to live as long as they can. Euthanasia is nothing less than forcefully ending ones life. Legalized euthanasia would not be effective because some people will ask to die by pressure, some irresponsible doctors would let the patients die or kill them and it will ruin the future of medical advancement. Works Cited “Doctors and power”.
Those who have a terminal illness and are in excruciation pain should have the right to choose to end their lives and the physicians who help them should not be prosecuted. Especially, since people have the right to refuse life-saving treatments, they should also have the freedom to choose when to end their lives. But, someone who is for example, terminally ill, in a hospital setting or even disabled may not be to use this option, either because of mental or physical restrictions. In effect, they are being discriminated against because of their disability. They should be allowed to have the same access of suicide as to people who are not terminally ill have.
Brooke Scott Mrs. Grimes English 1020 15 April 2014 The Sanctity of Life One of multiple objectives, medicines most important of all should be to allow terminally ill people to decease with as much comfort, control, and dignity as possible. Various individuals feel that it is incorrect for others, irrespective of their health status, to ask their physician to end their lives; while others believe it is their moral right to be able to determine how and when they will pass. When physicians are asked to assist a patient through the process of death, they have multiple accountabilities that come along with that one question. Physician assisted suicide should be a legalized medical practice; therefore, America should start by educating terminal patients about their final options; deciding whether or not to help the patient die; and also, if they do decide to help, providing the lethal dose of medication that will end the patient's life. However, at the center of medical practice, the talent of healing should always stay paramount.
When we encounter an animal that is suffering immensely and has no chance at survival, the ethical approach is to euthanize it so that it will experience no more pain. When we encounter the same situation with a human, the situation becomes much more difficult to understand. On the one hand, doctors have taken a vow to not harm their patients but what if the patient himself is asking for a painless death. Is it the doctor’s responsibility to end their patient’s misery? Philosophers like Frances M. Kamm support the patient’s right to death without anguish because he recognizes the peril a prolonged death may bring a 〖patient.〗^1 On the other side of the spectrum, Paul K. Longmore recognizes the benefits of assisted suicide, but believes that minority patients (such as ethnic or elderly individuals) will find themselves pressured into a decision if such an option 〖existed〗^2.
They don’t want to prolong the inevitable, and be in pain for an unknown time period. I think that a person has the freedom to choose what they do with there life. And if that person is terminally ill, and is in so much pain that they cannot function as they did before the illness, they have the right to end their life in a dignified manor. I am not a supporter of suicide, but I do not think that euthanasia is a form of suicide. It is a way to die without suffering.