Ethical Arguments For Euthanasia

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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCEINCES
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCEINCES

SOS 241- INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

PROJECT
EUTHANASIA, IS IT MORALLY ACCEPTED?

Student’s Name: Layal Jamil Al Danaf
ID #: 12120141
Instructor: Dr. May Mayasi
Date: 9 May 2016

Introduction:

Euthanasia is the practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal disease/illness or an incurable condition by means of the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment or lethal injection.

Euthanasia comes in several different forms:

Hypothesis:
Is euthanasia morally acceptable?
According to the Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO), assisted suicide is used only in
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Proponents also use the argument that newly diagnosed patients with terminal illnesses may want to end their lives before they endure physical discomfort or suffering and to avoid leaving loved ones the expensive costs of medical care and posing a financial burden to them.
People who oppose the legalization of euthanasia use the argument that once the gate is opened, others’ lives will be at risk. Legalizing assisted suicide and active voluntary euthanasia today will lead to active involuntary euthanasia tomorrow. In fact many people who are terminally ill and feel themselves to be a burden to their family, are not really tired of life and don’t actually want to die, but feel obliged to since euthanasia is readily available.
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
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Doctors are life savers and not murderers who surrender to illness and disability. It had been immoral and will always stay unjustifiable to take someone’s life even after taking his approval that may be a result of severe pain and depression. Treat the illness or at least reduce the depression and the pain and see how the hope and the will to live will shine again in patient’s eyes. Care and love can do miracles. Just give a patient few hours of your expensive time to give him a hope sparkle and life will be beautiful again after it have been so dark. Nowadays, medicine has become powerful magic that heals almost every disease, should it always exercise this power? Or should it use its knowledge and authority to assist those who no longer wish to live (and those whose continued existence appears to absorb much of the community's resources which could be devoted to other valued objectives) to achieve a dignified

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