English 1 Honors
A person on life support is a hanging by a thread. Euthanasia is an option. Euthanasia is an assisted suicide. Its a huge controversial topic weather it right or not. Euthanasia is ending someone 's life to relieve a certain amount of pain. I wanted Euthanasia as topic because I wanted to learn the history of a topic that has a huge amount of impact on people. Euthanasia is an important topic because it 's a way to take away a person 's life away.
Euthanasia or doctor assisted suicide is to end a person 's life who is going through major amount of pain. For example a person with cancer that wants to end their life due to amount of pain. Euthanasia has many different practices . There is seven types of Euthanasia practices. Active,Passive,Voluntary, involuntary, self-administered are some to name a few. Each practice is completely a different forms of euthanasia.
Active euthanasia is a injecting a drug like lethal into a person. This way is also called aggressive euthanasia. Passive euthanasia is purposely letting a patient die by taking away artificial life for example using a feeding tube. The University of Missouri 's website in a section called euthanasia says that some ethicists are distinguish between having life support and taking life support. Meaning the patient is on life support but is then taken off. Voluntary euthanasia is with permission or consent of a patient and involuntary is without consent. Self-Administered is the patient wants the death to happen when other-administered is another person allows the death. Lastly assisted is the patient wants the euthanasia with an help of a doctor o...
... middle of paper ...
...opic will continue to spark controversy between both sides,for or against.
• "Assisted Suicide Laws In the United States - ERGO." Assisted Suicide Laws In the United States - ERGO. Web. 10 May 2015.
• Battin, M. Pabst. Ethical Issues in Suicide. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1982. Print.
• "Euthanasia Program." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 20 June 2014. Web. 10 May 2015.
• "The Center for Health Ethics - University of Missouri School of Medicine - Euthanasia." The Center for Health Ethics - University of Missouri School of Medicine - Euthanasia. Web. 10 May 2015.
• Rhodan, Maya. "Most Americans Are Totally Fine with Euthanasia." Time 18 June 2014: 1. Print.
• M.Medina, Loreta. Euthanasia. 2005 ed. Farmington Hills: Greenhaven, 2005. 233. Print.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Usually when a patient or a sick person asks for euthanasia it is because of the intolerable pain. It is horrible to see a person in pain, especially when it is your family member. Study from 1997 by Lynn et al. showed us that 40% of sick people experience intolerable pain during last three days of their life. In 2001 Weiss, Emanuel, Fairclough and Emanuel interviewed 998 terminally ill patients and conclude that patients with cancer have the same or similar pain like patients with terminally diseases ( Ho and Chantagul).... [tags: Organ donation, Organ transplant, Physician]
807 words (2.3 pages)
- When it comes to Euthanasia whether it’s looked at as the dignity to die or suicide, people don’t know whether it should stay illegal or be legalized. Some people believe it’s murder when it isn’t if you’re taking someone off of life support. Religions say it’s suicide when others will say that it’s stopping the pain because God doesn’t want us to suffer. There is also the doctor’s oath that they must follow which explains the rules of relationships between doctor and patient. Robert Latimer is one of the many relatives that have gone through dealing with someone with a disability illness, but he took action when there was nothing else they could do for his daughter and ended her life.... [tags: Murder, Life imprisonment, Homicide]
1641 words (4.7 pages)
- Euthanasia is the fact of ending somebody’s life when assisting him to die peacefully without pain. In most cases, it is a process that leads to end the suffering of human beings due to disease or illness. A person other than the patient is responsible for the act of euthanasia; for example a medical provider who gives the patient the shot that must kill him. When people sign a consent form to have euthanasia, it is considered voluntary, involuntary euthanasia is when they refuse. When people are not alert and oriented they are not allowed to sign any consent including the consent to euthanasia.... [tags: Suicide, Death, Ethics, Euthanasia]
1281 words (3.7 pages)
- Nurses feel responsible for their patient’s wellbeing and want to relieve patients of their suffering (Ersek, 2004). One option available for patients, depending on their state of residence, is voluntary/assisted euthanasia. The following essay will discuss voluntary/assisted euthanasia laws, nurses’ obligations to euthanasia, including ethical principle, and the impact on society. Nurses encounter a variety of patients, some in good health while others are terminally ill. . On average one in four nurse have receive requests from their patients to help end their suffering by assisting in euthanasia (Ersek , 2004).... [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Patient]
1021 words (2.9 pages)
- Legalizing Euthanasia: The Act of Mercy or Murder. Nowadays, as technology has rapidly developed in such an advance speed, scientists have invented lots of new cures for many rare diseases, which may extend the longevity of human life. However, not any diseases has a cure. Patients of cancer or of some incurable diseases still have to suffer from pains and fight, every single day, against their illnesses. Because some of their pains are so severe, some patients can’t endure but seek for death through their physicians as a way to free themselves from the pains.... [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics, Medicine]
1598 words (4.6 pages)
- Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old that had terminal brain cancer, was an advocate for the “death with dignity” that terminally ill patients should be able to receive medication that will allow patients to die on their own terms. In her editorial for CNN, she explained, “Having this choice at the end of my life has become incredibly important. It has given me a sense of peace during a tumultuous time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain” (Maynard, “My Right to Death with Dignity at 29”).... [tags: Death, Suicide, Law, Euthanasia]
1966 words (5.6 pages)
- Death is an event that everyone is certain will happen,but unsure of the circumstances surrounding it. Humans are under the assumption that death is far away,yet there is no way of possibly knowing the outcome,however for some terminally ill patients they do know their time is running out. Some people and many cases of terminal illness case, the pain and suffering they endure can become to much and they opt for euthanasia. Euthanasia should be legalized in all fifty states of the United States of America.... [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics, Medical law]
2388 words (6.8 pages)
- Euthanasia has been a controversial topic in the United States for many years now. Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending ones life, to relive them from any more pain or suffering. Euthanasia can also be known as mercy killing or mercy death. There are many different viewpoints on whether euthanasia is right or wrong. Those who are for euthanasia believes it is a way to relive extreme pain and suffering and it is a right of freedom of choice to do what one wants to their body. Those who are against euthanasia believe euthanasia devalues human life, goes against religion, and it can cause a slippery slope effect.... [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics, Suffering]
1440 words (4.1 pages)
- Euthanasia: Mercy or Murder. Should death be an option when life is not worth living. That is the question hotly debated concerning euthanasia. Euthanasia can be defined numerous ways, because there are several types of euthanasia: voluntary active, involuntary active, passive, and the closely related physician-assisted suicide (Manning 2). In general, it comes from the Greek term “’good death,’ but in modern society it has come to mean a death free of any anxiety and pain, often brought about through the use of medication” (Manning 1).... [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Suicide, Medical ethics]
2374 words (6.8 pages)
- Euthanasia, the right to die, death with dignity – no matter what you call it – should be readily available to all humans who wish to die. Euthanasia, as defined by MediLexicon’s medical dictionary, is “a quiet, painless death” or “the intentional putting to death of a person with an incurable or painful disease intended as an act of mercy” (----). There is one absolute certain in life – death. It is one matter that we have no choice in, we will all die. But shouldn’t we have some say in how, when, and where we will die.... [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical law, Pain]
1043 words (3 pages)