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.
There are more than four types of euthanasia such as active euthanasia, which means that death is caused directly by another person by giving the patient a poisonous injection. Passive euthanasia refers to the withdrawal of treatment that keeps the patient alive. Voluntary euthanasia means that the patient requests assisted suicide, while involuntary euthanasia means that it is done against the patient’s will. Euthanasia started in both the Roman Empire and Greece. In ancient Rome, euthanasia was considered a crime and was taken as murder.
In passive euthanasia ill people dead by withholding of common treatment, such as antibiotics. In active euthanasia ill people dead by using lethal substances deliberately, such as lethal injection. Each type subdivided into 3 subordinate types, included voluntary, involuntary and non-voluntary. In voluntary euthanasia ill people initiatively request for their own death. Involuntary euthanasia ill people wants to live but is killed anyway.
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.
Quill discusses how helping one of his patients to face death with dignity taught him that with knowing patients enough to know their true intentions for wanting to end their lives, he can provide the doctor care that he intends to. Dr. Quill had a working relationship with his patient, Diane who was diagnosed with myelomonocytic leukemia, a terminal disease that does not have any proven treatment or cure. By providing an indirect way for Diane to end her life, Dr. Quill allowed her to end her life prematurely, but with dignity and before being in a state that nobody would ever want to be
Whether we accept it or not, it is inevitable. Some people argue that assisted suicide is the same as euthanizing someone. Euthanasia is the painless killing to end suffering from an incurable and painful disease. It is sometimes seen by law as a second degree murder, manslaughter, or homicide. This practice is illegal in most countries in the United States.
Instead of allowing him to refuse treatment and end his life the doctors told him they were going to treat him so he can have a future. They told Dax that could kill himself once he left the hospital so his death would not be on their hands. Dax was released from the hospital after months of painful procedures but many parts of his body were deformed and lost the ability to function properly, including his hands. He also lost his eyesight and became blind. He is now married and has a successful career, but it came after years of severe depression and multiple suicide attempts.
2. My answer is yes, because Paul 's actions and intentions indicate attempted murder. Moreover, murder is a crime of killing another human being. Paul 's wife Susan is another human being, so killing her qualifies as a murder. Nonetheless, Paul 's plan fails due to his inexperty in medications, but he attempted to kill Susan.
In some hospitals terminally ill people can choose if they want to keep fighting or if they want to end their own life. It is a personal option for the individual if they want to end their life. If they have accepted that as a possibility nobody should be able to overrule their choice. The history of assisted suicide has increased and it is getting worse.
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).