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.
On the positive side, you can see what types of diseases may run in your family. If you know you have the genetic code for certain cardiac diseases, you could try to adding more heart health dieting and exercising methods to your daily life. It may help you to prevent the disease from activating. However, ignorance can be bliss. If you find that you have the genetic code for a highly fatal or a certain mental illness, you may dread this, even though there is no guarantee that you’ll get this disease.
I believe this is a justified way to die because it allows someone who is terminally ill to die on their own terms and not waste away –something they may not want to do in front of their family. In addition, it takes into account the other side of the slippery slope of when to draw the line in assisted deaths. Oregon, Washington and the Netherlands require proof of terminal illness, a competent human that is capable of making decisions and you must be followed by a physician that has to confirm the diagnosis along with required written requests and witnesses to sign the paperwork. These requirements are there to make certain that the person is not actually healthy, like most of Kevorkian’s clients, and completely understands what they are asking for and it also makes it so the doctors are not held accountable for assisting in the death of their patients but are allowing them the decision to make their own
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.
Euthanasia, commonly referred to as mercy killing, is the exercise of ending lives of those with terminal conditions or agonizing pain. The practice of euthanasia is permitted in certain places such as the Netherlands, Belgium, and some parts of Canada. Although some view Euthanasia as wrong and unethical, others believe that it is a natural right every person is born with. Therefore, Euthanasia should be legalized for those ailing with little hope because the quality of a patient’s life diminishes, it could be a welcoming relief for families, and a patient has the right to die. As patients go through extensive care, like advanced medical support and artificial nutrients, their quality of life changes.
The use of genetic therapy to replace the default gene or may even remove them from the germ line apparently can eradicate the illness from occurring. I always believe that being doctors, we are not playing God but we are just being used by God as the tool to help alleviate the suffering of patients. We can be very successful in some cases but we also face situations that we can do nothing about. The third meaning of ‘playing God’ is the use of our technology and science to alter life and influence human evolution. As scientist, we try to play God but altering the nature and how human nature will
I also gave an explanation on therapeutic cloning process in which describing the all the good that could come from it. Therapeutic cloning is something that should get more recognition because the good it can do. As talk about before it can be used for more than transplants, but other study. There are endless uses this process can help improve humanity from find cure for diseases to getting a better understanding on an organ process. There are some still believe that the benefit could be accomplish by it, is not enough to overcome the ethic issue they have.
Some believe that the virus that is being vaccinated against is alive in the vaccines, while others just have personal beliefs. Parents will let their unvaccinated child be treated for a brain infection, that was caused by a preventable disease, with weeks of IV antibiotics, yet still say no to vaccinations. If a parent did not provide their child with the right medical attention for a broken bone, child protective services would most likely apprehend the child and the parent could be charged with negligence. Many people have double standards when it comes to vaccinations and medical treatment. There is a very common misconception that vaccinations are optional.
Gene testing lets some use genetic test to change the gender of their baby. Gene testing should just be regulated as other medical testing. Keeping it safe and legal nothing would be wrong with genetic testing, which researchers try on animals and have also used animals to test for cystic fibrosis medicines. Human gene engineering is when you alter a humans DNA. Many call it playing
When we see human in pain and there is no meaning of letting him/her live more, we may do something and let them die peacefully by stop supporting their body to live, and save their dignity. Letting them live for longer time means, making patients and their families suffer for a longer period of time (4), whilst, euthanasia could be the best choice for patients to let go, and for other patients who needs organs-transplant to help them maintain a normal life. To illustrate, donating organs from people who are brain-dead could save many people’s life by donating their organs to who in-need. Unfortunately, brain dead people can be confusing, especially for families who have to deal with the sudden demise of somebody they cherish on the grounds that a brain dead person on a ventilator can feel warm to the touch and can look "alive." The heart is as yet beating and the ventilator is pushing oxygen and air into the lungs making the person's midsection moves, if the breathing machines facilitate the ventilation mechanism, which means no one will wake up after having brain death(5).Donating from brain-dead people could means save thousands of lives around the world.
By detecting incurable cancers earlier, it is possible to harvest organs such as kidneys (cancer.org, 2014). If the cancer is going to spread quickly and chances of survival are slim, a patient can choose to end their life to stop the cancer from spreading to the vital organs so they can still donate them. By doing this, more people in need of organs can receive organs, resulting in more lives saved. Furthermore, if less money is going toward trying to extend the life of terminally ill patients, and instead goes toward saving the lives of those who can be saved to live a longer life, it makes ethical sense to have doctor-assisted suicide to allow those patients to pass on. Second, legalization of DAS will allow patients to be at ease knowing they can leave the pain.