Euthanasia itself means mercy killing and it’s the intentional ending of another’s life; either directly, which is known as active euthanasia, or by stopping medical treatment, known as inactive euthanasia. It can be voluntary, when the patient asks for it, and involuntary, when the patient isn’t able to express his request and the decision is then taken by the person’s doctor and legal representative. It is one of the biggest social, moral and ethical issues in today’s society, and for years it has caused a lot of controversies over whether it can be justified or not. Many believe that life is a “sacred gift from God” so it should be Him who decides when it’s our time to go; while many others argue that for matters that don’t concern anyone
Although care options for terminally ill patients are very limited, it is up to the patient and their loved ones to make it their priority to decide which care option is best. While assisted suicide has often came up for debate for the best option with the least amount of pain and suffering, Wesley Smith believes otherwise and has a very different opinion. He believes in giving terminally ill patients the best options that could have less suffering and prolong their life for many more years. He goes up to debate with Arthur Caplan who states that aid in dying should be considered and become a legal practice. Smith goes against Caplan’s argument by stating “we can validly criticize those who, for whatever reason, make it easier or acceptable
Euthanasia, commonly referred to as mercy killing, is the exercise of ending lives of those with terminal conditions or agonizing pain. The practice of euthanasia is permitted in certain places such as the Netherlands, Belgium, and some parts of Canada. Although some view Euthanasia as wrong and unethical, others believe that it is a natural right every person is born with. Therefore, Euthanasia should be legalized for those ailing with little hope because the quality of a patient’s life diminishes, it could be a welcoming relief for families, and a patient has the right to die. As patients go through extensive care, like advanced medical support and artificial nutrients, their quality of life changes.
However, if it is for God to determine our death, then the practice of medication must have been wrong. Another antagonistic towards voluntary euthanasia often claims that acceptation and legalization of voluntary euthanasia will inevitably lead to involuntary euthanasia. They are afraid that voluntary euthanasia will be abused and misused. Nevertheless, after appropriate procedures and safeguards are installed to offer maximum protection for patients and doctors involved, the rate of involuntary euthanasia have enormously decreased in Belgium and Netherlands where voluntary euthanasia is legal. In Belgium, they together account for 3.2%, 1.5% of all death in 2001 and 2007 respectively In the Netherlands, the rate less diminished from 0.7% in 2005 to 0.4% in 2007.
The right to die: Cons Many people with a mental disorder feel it is unfair to make assisted suicide a right to only the fatally ill. They feel it is their right to have a way out if their disorder worsens. Mental disorders can affect your mood, behavior and ability to make sound decision in times of an episode. In the Netherlands assisted suicide became legal in 2002. At first assisted suicide was available only to those with a terminal illness.
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For these patients, their death is rapidly approaching and for the vast majority of them, it will be a slow and agonizing experience. However, there is hope of a peaceful death for these patients that exists in a controversial law being considered by many states throughout the country. It is known as the Death with Dignity Act. This law gives terminally ill patients the option of ending their own life in a painless manner at a time and place of their choosing by
Assisted suicide. These are words associated with euthanasia. Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. Euthanasia is a term still new to many of us. It is a Greek term meaning ‘good death’.
Is it ever right to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is undergoing severe pain and suffering? Euthanasia is the termination of a person's life in order to relieve them of their suffering. A person who undergoes euthanasia usually has an incurable condition. There are few forms of euthanasia which includes active, passive, voluntary, involuntary, and indirect euthanasia, plus assisted suicide. In active euthanasia a person directly and deliberately causes the patient’s death, on the other hand in passive euthanasia they don’t directly take someone’s life but allow it to happen.
Euthanasia or mercy killing both have the same meaning, which is stop the patient who will not recuperate from torment by using medical tools which are painless. Originally, euthanasia is a combination of two Greek words: “Eu” meaning “good”, and “ thanatos” meaning” death”, which means good death (1). Euthanasia has been known for a long time, in world war two the German soldiers who got very serious injuries and mostly would not recover let die(2). Locally, the Republic of Ireland criminalized this action. While in some other countries, as, the United States have three states that legalized euthanasia are Oregon, Washington and Montana states.