What Is The Definition Of Assisted Suicide Or Euthanasia?" Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 19 Mar. 2010. Web.
Sarah Hughes English -102-13 November 1,2015 Mark Dudick To treat or not to treat Euthanasia/ physician assisted suicide is a hard topic to decide if you are for or against it. I would have to choose for because people with terminally ills should have the right to die if they want to or live. I believe that aid death has been around for a long time. for example, when someone is in a coma or vegetative stage and the doctor believe the best is to end their suffering , so they give the lethal injection or they will put a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) on the patient. I believe that pathos and logos going to be a big part of this topic.
But while some may say that physician assisted suicide is immoral and impractical because it deserts the hope for further healing, patients who are at death’s door should have the right to die with dignity with the aid of a practicing physician as an alternative to continually living with the burden of a terminal illness. Allowing physician assisted suicide to be an option for terminally ill patients alleviates the suffering that they may have to endure. How can the government make a decision to keep aching patients from alleviating their pain? The incident of Matthew Donnelly illustrates the perfect case of a patient whose suffering had gone on too long: Matthew’s job of working with x-ray research had left him with skin cancer that slowly deteriorated his entire body. With an estimate of only a year left to live, Matthew Donnelly laid in bed in excruciating pain for days.
With that being said, in the case of terminally ill patients, the option to a peaceful death by the means of euthanasia is one that should be available. With most terminal illnesses the end of the journey is an excruciatingly painful one both emotionally and physically,... ... middle of paper ... ...://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/euthanasia>. Nitschke, Dr. Philip, and The Opinions Expressed in This Commentary Are Solely Those of Dr. Philip Nitschke. "Euthanasia: Hope You Never Need It, but Be Glad the Option Is There." CNN.
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Many religions believe that euthanasia is immoral because it goes against God (BBC News). Even though it is the killing of another person, the patient that has undergone euthanasia either has a painful terminal illness or is in a coma they can never come out of therefore it is the right thing to do. If euthanasia becomes legal, many people believe that it will cause an effect called “The Slippery Slope” ("Euthanasia - ProCon.org.”). The “Slippery Slope” effect states that once euthanasia is legal, it will downward spiral until involuntary euthanasia is legal. The “Slippery Slope” effect is irrational because if euthanasia was made legal, there would be strict laws and regulations.
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