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.
More medical resources would be spent on keeping that patient alive, than it would euthanize them. It is true that the patient can commit suicide on their own free will, but there can be complications with that. The patient could possibly be too weak to commit suicide, as well as if they committed suicide, another individual would find their body. Finding a dead body can be very detrimental to another human being and can cause them further complications including hurting their mental and emotional health. This could be very unhealthy for the person who finds the body of the suicide
There is an evident contrast between John 's method, and the method used by Dr. Cawley and Dr. Naehring. John believes that in order for his wife to heal she must take drugs, ignore her condition, and resist any urges she may feel, to the point where the suffocation causes her to go mad. The doctors at Ashcliffe on the other hand, "try to heal, try to cure. And if that fails, at least [they] provide them with a measure of comfort in their lives." The method used at Ashcliffe is more effective when it comes to recovery, as many of the patients had enough understanding to take part in the role play, and the treatment successfully penetrated Andrew 's fantasy twice.
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 means “a good death” and “dying well”. A good death means dying with peaceful, painless, lucid and loved ones gathering around. Euthanasia defined as the termination of ill people’s life aim to reduce suffering from incurable and painful disease. Euthanasia classify into two major types, included passive and active. In passive euthanasia ill people dead by withholding of common treatment, such as antibiotics.
On the other hand, proponents defend their arguments by saying that it is the patient’s right to avoid excruciating pain and embrace a timely death. Euthanasia comes from the Greek words, Eu (Good) and Thanatosis (death) and it means ‘Good Death’. In ancient Greece, philosophers supported euthanasia, and the physicians made it easy for patients who suffered unbearable pain and had incurable, terminal diseases to suicide by giving them poisoned drinks. However, Hippocrates objected to this method and stated
Consider that when A stabbed B he did so under a delusion that he was in fact fighting with a monster of fictional sorts, and that this said delusion was caused by a mental disorder. Though A’s act was voluntary, through no fault of his own he did not understand the reality what he was doing. It would therefore be very harsh to find A culpable for B’s death. So A has proven himself to be a danger to others and will need expert treatment before being allowed to return to society. The law deals with these situations by treating insane offenders as patients who bear no criminal responsibility for their actions, but who must go under medical care if medical experts think it is necessary.
People are not able to break away from relationships because of various reasons. For example the might have low self esteem and think that whatever their partner is doing to them is their own fault and that they should a better job at pleasing them. The victims of abusive relationships in most cases show signs of mental illnesses like post traumatic stress disorder and chronic depression as seen in various studies. Thus their whole lives fall apart , but most of the times the victim can find aid from their loved one
Many pro-euthanasia believers will use the autonomy argument and debate the opinion that patients should have the right to choose when and how to they want to die. In an article in the Houston Chronicle, Judge Reinhardt ruled on this topic by stating “a competent, terminally-ill adult, having lived nearly the full measure of his life, has a strong liberty interest in choosing a dignified and humane death… (De La Torre).” However, dignity cannot be measured by the level of pain or the speed in which the individual dies, because it is already a characteristic of a person’s worth as a human being (Middleton). Allowing a patient to live their life to the fullest until the very end is surely a more humane and dignified death then cutting that life short in fear of what it is coming through the practice of euthanasia. While death for these patients can be a sad ending, it does not have to condemn a person to a remaining life of sadness and negativity. In an article for Verily Magazine, Sophie Caldecott described her terminally ill father’s painful yet beautiful last years of
“Mercy death”, also known as assisted suicide involves a voluntary request from a dying patient. Therefore, direct action is taken to “ put them out of misery”. Assisted suicide is legal only in a few states in the United States of America; such as the state of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico. This is also categorized as voluntary euthanasia. On the other hand, “mercy killing” is the total opposite.
Delbeke discusses how some people believe assisted suicide should not just be up to physicians to perform. Some people feel that, depending on the task, even nurses, social workers and clergy could perform the suicide. A benefit of this would be less responsibility and burden on the physician, but there are more bad factors. If it starts to become acceptable to let non-physicians perform assisted suicide then more people may become involved than necessary. Delbeke provides information that she thinks assisted suicide would become institutionalized and a certain routine would come about.
Over time, there has always been a debate whether assisted suicide should be allowed into society. Physician assisted suicide can be looked at as an advantage, but it can also be viewed as a negative thing. Assisted suicide is only performed by a physician when the patient is terminally ill, and only if the patient is willing to be assisted in suicide. This procedure is used with lethal doses of drugs prescribed by a physician. Since physician assisted suicide is very risky, there are a lot of precautions to be taken.
If everyone was aware of the consequences, the epidemic wouldn’t be nearly as bad. Heroin is a problem that won’t go away anytime soon, but if we work, we can try to eliminate it from our community. We must try to inform everyone of the dangers of heroin so they know to avoid them. We also need to work on keeping prescription drugs in a safe place, and if they aren’t being used, we need to dispose of them as soon as possible at our local police station. To conclude, the heroin epidemic is caused by the lack of information on heroin and the price of heroin compared to prescription
Plastic surgery is a painful and dangerous process, and the chances of success is very low. The first reason why plastic surgery should be band is that it fails most of the time. Studies show that if a person’s first attempt at plastic surgery fails, then they just want to keep on doing it, but they just keep on getting worse. Getting rid of plastic surgery can help people stop trying to go through extreme pain just so that they can change a body feature. Since their is a lot of pain involved in plastic surgery, many people can get a disease, disabilitie, or even die in the process of plastic surgery.
nature are hedonistic, this means that people given the opportunity would avoid painful situations at all costs, while vigorously reaching out for pleasurable moments. An example of reasoning in act Utilitarianism can be found in the biomedical ethics book (Mapes&Gaize pg. 10). A severely ill infant who has zero chances of survival has contracted a deadly virus, the physician and parents now must make the decision to treat the virus with antibiotics or allow the infant to simply die. In this case it is clear that those involved would be best served by allowing the child to simply die, since the infant has nothing to gain and everything to lose from a painful prolonged life.