Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Argument Against Euthanasia

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In a perfect world, no one would get sick, or have horrifying diseases that put them on bedrest for their lives. Unfortunately there is no such thing. People must live the life they were given no matter the circumstances. Although Dr. Jack Kevorkian believed differently. He believed people should have the choice to die if they are terminally ill or are in pain and cannot help it. Dr. Kevorkian helped end many lives with a machine he made himself. Assisting his patients with their suicide is called euthanasia. Many people called him the name “Dr. Death.” Dr. Jack’s monstrous mischiefs started in the year of 1990 (2011). Kevorkian’s first patient’s name was Janet Adkins. Her life had ended inside of Dr. Kevorkian’s rusting out old 1968…show more content…
Doctors can either perform voluntary euthanasia or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is conducted with full consent of the patient. This kind of euthanasia is legal in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the states of Oregon and Washington (2015). In these countries, a person’s life may be deliberately ended by their doctor or another healthcare professional (NHS). However euthanasia is only legal if three criteria are met. These criteria are that the person has made a request to end their life, it is thought that this patient is mentally capable to make this decision for himself, and that it is agreed that there is no prospect for an improvement in this patient’s condition (NHS). Voluntary euthanasia can be regarded as voluntary manslaughter (NHS). “Involuntary euthanasia is conducted without consent. The decision is made by another person because the patient is incapable of doing so himself/herself” (2015). Involuntary euthanasia can be regarded as murder (NHS). There are also two procedural classifications of euthanasia which are passive, and active euthanasia. Passive euthanasia is when a doctor prescribes a patient increasing doses of medication which can be toxic. Although, it is the not doctors intentions to harm or kill the patient, this is still the ending product. Active euthanasia is when lethal or fatal substances are used to end a patient's life either by the doctor or by the patient himself/herself

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