For some of these people, the best way to remove the guilt they have, it would be best for all if all these hardships will be put to an end through PAS. Physician-Assisted Suicide has thorough guidelines and regulations (Schafer, “Physician-assisted Suicide: It’s
Euthanasia is defined as being “the act or practice of killing hopelessly sick or injured individuals (such as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy”. The practice of euthanasia is also translated from Greek, with the meaning “Good Death” and has been present throughout human history for centuries, though not all societies during that history accepted it as an alternative to a life of suffering due to medical complications such as genetic deformities or incurable illnesses, as will be discussed in the review of literature. Medical euthanasia has also been regarded as assisted suicide and is considered illegal in many countries the world over, although legalization of medical euthanasia has been
However, the responsible and trusted caregiver team must take an action through multiple processes in order to favor the patient. Although the physicians have known earlier when the terminally ill patient near to die, they are not comfortable with withdrawing of life-sustaining treatments. The intention is not to kill the patient, but using the available technology and creating a moral obligation to use what ethical principle prescribes. Underlining the disease process cannot be reversed, life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn acknowledging that the treatment limitation (Reynolds, Coper, & McKneally, 2005). Ethics committee is a helpful source of advice that can provide consultation about ethical issues in treatment limitation.
These families do not deserve to be in pain and shouldn 't have to go through something like that. To some people, the death penalty may be harsh, but it 's placed in order to protect our society and give families a sign of relief. For every murderer sent to death sentence the more people will feel ensured to be safe and have closure. Andrew Dawson was given a life sentence in 1982, after stabbing a 91-year old to death 12 times. He escaped in 2010 and decided to brutally kill two more people,
However, proponents of physician-assisted suicide believe it is a humane and safe way for terminally ill patients to resolve their agony. After researching both sides of the argument, it is clear that the benefits of physician-assisted suicide outweigh the disadvantages. The benefits of ending a patient’s pain and suffering, minimizing the emotional and financial effects on families, and preserving the right for patients to decide their own fate, supports the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.
Both sides of the argument are defensible. Support for capital punishment requires valuing retribution over rehabilitation. Those who favor capital punishment value highly the closure it provides to the families of the victims, and they believe that it deters would be murderers from killing. Retribution, closure and deterrence are the main reasons in favor of the death penalty. Opponents of capital punishment generally believe that it is hypocritical and immoral for the state
They can choose to endure the annihilating pain that comes with the disease and allow it to take its natural course or choose to put an end to it, surrounded by those who love them. For the terminally ill the decision of ending their lives with compassion should be a fundamental right, a personal
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’.
In other words, it bears the meaning of a “painless, happy or good death” as derived from the ancient Greek language – “eu”, meaning good; and “thanatos”, meaning death. Due to the rapid advancements in medical treatments, patients are capable of being kept “alive” for indefinite periods of time. Hence, in order to distinguish the ancient concept of allowing a patient to die and neglecting them treatment, the medical community has encompassed the idea of drawing a line between active euthanasia and passive euthanasia . Because active euthanasia is a deliberate act that intends to end the life of a human being, it is still considered a form of murder in the eyes of the law of many countries