Legalizing physician assisted suicide can not only be a solution to the shortage of vital organs that are needed, but can also give terminally ill patients the opportunity to save another person’s life. According to a journal article written by Michael Cook, “Organ donation after euthanasia enables those who do not wish to remain alive to prolong the lives of those who do, (BioEdge). By giving patients who no longer have the will to live this option they are able to die knowing that they saved another person. Not only do they get this chance, but the organs recovered from them are more viable for transplants. This is because, with the preparation of death by physician assisted suicide, a doctor can save the healthy vital organs before they are left unviable.
Euthanasia is a debatable topic that has recently gained a lot of attention. It is also referred to as physician assisted suicide. Euthanasia was first created and used for terminally ill patients or patients who live with very painful diseases. It is an option that some terminally-ill patients have considered and in my opinion, an option that every terminally-ill patient should have available to them. Euthanasia enables individuals to make a tough decision, but a decision that should be up to an individual to make; whether a terminally ill individual wants to die should be their decision without an outsider’s input.
The burden to make medical decisions is left to families and physician’s. Some cases are so intense, because patients voluntarily request assisted suicide. More specifically, physician assisted suicide with the means to end his or her life causing death. Physician assisted suicide raises arguments, of what is morally right or wrong. Although physician assisted suicide raises concerns, both
C. Terminally ill people should be allowed to take their own lives through assisted suicide or euthanasia, which is the process of purposely ending a life to stop pain and suffering. II. A. Having a brain tumor is not something that anyone would choose, but choosing to end their own suffering is. Doctors will more than likely prescribe their patients with the means to perform euthanasia.
However, it is still illegal in all of the United States. But Physician Aid in Dying or PAD is legal in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. The difference is that euthanasia involves a third party to adminis- ter the dose, whereas PAD leaves it up to the patient to take it. In this presentation I will focus solely on euthanasia, including the role of Dr. Kevorkian and the moral implications of legalizing assisted suicide. The concept of choosing a time to die with the help of a physician was first medically explored by Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
The American Medical Association strictly opposes the use of euthanasia. They support initiatives that help physicians and their patients deal with the clinical and psychological issues at the end-of-life and providing compassionate care for patients nearing death. The AMA still maintains that physicians should practice medicine with respectful and compassionate
Euthanasia should be legalised as it improves quality of life, allows the terminally ill to die with dignity and makes economic sense. To begin with, euthanasia should be legalised in Australia as it improves quality of life. Many people fear death, as a large part of the fear comes from the uncertainty of how we will die, as we fear we will suffer agonizing pain during our death. Author, Terry Pratchett, a campaigner for assisted dying after suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer's quotes, "As I have said, I would like to die peacefully with Thomas Tallis on my iPod before the disease takes me over and I hope that will not be for quite some time to come, because if I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, then suddenly every day would be as precious as a million
These results also show how Medical Euthanasia is slowly becoming more acceptable in today 's society. Conclusion To conclude, Medical Euthanasia has steadily been accepted by different sections of society despite usual resistance from religious sectors. The results from the surveys above show that newer generations are more accepting and open minded about humanity and human life. The topic of Medical Euthanasia will always be a controversial topic though the research conducted and the literature reviewed show a developing tolerance and acceptance that people should be able to decide to end their lives in order to end their own suffering, pain felt only by
His decision to take medical treatment provided him with the opportunity to grow closer to his wife and parents. His final two days consisted of explaining that he would have missed the loving parting if he chose suicide in the beginning (Hendin, 1994). Sadly, the professor has not the only one who will make the choice between life or death when given their fate. Within thirteen years, 525 people had committed suicide with a doctor 's assistance, this being reported under the Death with Dignity Act in 2011(Alters, 2013). However, these findings have not caused any fluctuation in the legalizing of Euthanasia.