Euthanasia If you had a terminal illness and were suffering daily, what would you like to do to change that? There is an easy solution to this problem, but most people look down upon it because they believe it is immoral. What I am talking about is euthanasia. Euthanasia should be allowed in these cases where a person is suffering and is probable to die soon. Forcing a terminally ill person to live when they would rather die than suffer is much more immoral than euthanizing them.
This guilt becomes a source of obsession and in turn the person isolates themselves from society. It is easy to do because no one else can quiet understand what the person is going through internally. Furthermore, it is difficult to connect with people when a burden weighs so heavy upon the mind. Frankenstein and the mariner are both used as examples of these lasting consequences of ignorant decisions. Isolation, caused by the individual burden of guilt, is shown through these characters as a pain worse than death.
Death is an option for those who are suffering and do not see life as it is anymore. They are slowly fading, and want to willingly be gone. Several see it as inhumane and religiously wrong, but need to consider the patients feeling and what they want. . Due to these reasons, assisted suicide should be considered legal.
The emotional documentary, How To Die in Oregon, chronicles the Death With Dignity Act in the state of Oregon and its impact on the lives of those suffering with terminal illnesses. The Death With Dignity Act is a law that allows individuals with terminal diseases to end their life at his or her own volition in a dignified manner. Helpless patients in volatile conditions are given a sense control when choosing Death With Dignity. Additionally, Death With Dignity allows individuals to have a sense of closure at the end of his or her life. How To Die in Oregon is intended to reveal the circumstances in which someone decides to end their own life.
It turned out that it has two sides about the point of view towards the euthanasia issue in a positive and negative ways. Although some people against these ideas and claim that it is an unacceptable manner, I certainly disagree about that because it can be proved that the euthanasia is one of the most peaceful ways to escape the great pain for dying people. Euthanasia can be one of the way to relieve the pain and suffering for dying people. As everyone knows that people who have to struggle with the terminal illness always end up in physical and psychological suffering, so some of them wanted to die before the pain is getting worse. According to the news of the Telegraph in 2008 which reported about Val McKay, the British woman who was diagnosed with the multiple sclerosis.
The assisted suicide refers to euthanasia for the patient who is suffering due to an incurable illness with help from the doctors to end patients suffering by taking of lethal drugs. Colombia, Switzerland, and Germany are some of the legal assisted suicide countries. Physicians cannot be prosecuted for prescribing medications to hasten death (“Physician-Assisted Suicide,” n.d.). Some individuals argue that assisted suicide could be better to become legal to endless patients suffering. However, it is argued that euthanized help patient to comfortable from doom.
While they are dying, they are going to go through a lot of pain and suffering. While they are suffering, doctor’s are going to give them pain medication to keep them comfortable. Death with Dignity, which is often referred to as euthanasia, has been a subject that has been talked about in many parts of the United States. Euthanasia gives a peace of mind to the patients and families that terminal illness has affected. Five states have made Death with Dignity legal: Oregon, Washington, Montana, California, and Vermont (Is the Oregon).
The ideas behind this moral distinction is that in passive euthanasia the doctors are not actively killing anyone but they are just not saving the patients. Most people think that euthanasia can be justifiable, when the patients are facing incurable disease, undergoing suffer, terminally ill and requests for euthanasia as their last wishes. For instance, Somerville (2010) argued that it is important to respect the people’s right of self-determination and autonomy. In other words, people should have the right to choose their time of dying but the state have prevented and stop them from doing it.
Proponents of euthanasia believe that it will do not degrades life for those who are suffering from incurable illness. They should have a choice whether they want to end their live. But in fact, not all of the patient receive euthanasia because of the suffering but other reason reasons like the medical cost and other monetary reasons. A report had discussed that the rising cost of medical care for the elderly had cause some euthanasia become one of the suggestion to solve this crisis. ( report, EPAC, the Economic Planning and Advisory Council).