Similarly, the same group believes that legalizing euthanasia could lead to abuse and murder. On the contrary, supporters of euthanasia disagree that legalizing assisted suicide in all states would lead to doctors murdering and abusing patients because of the strict guidelines. Several safeguards and precautions are taken when it comes to the practice of euthanasia (Cockeram 7). Mental capability tests are ran to prove that the patient is mentally stable and capable of making the decision themselves (Coster 24). After the tests are inspected by medical professionals to determine the patient rational, the next safe guard is put into action.
Doctors will more than likely prescribe their patients with the means to perform euthanasia. With this in mind, “...doctors cannot initiate conversations about aid in dying...The patient must ask for the medicine themselves.” (Karlamangla 4). B. No one is forcing these deathly sick people to make a decision that they do not want to, they are choosing to end their suffering. Particularly, in cases like John Minor’s, it was the best choice.
She only believed in justice for all, but as the last days of the school year came to an end, a surprising find shocks the entire school: Alex is dead. While friends and family mourn, all of her secrets are spilled. Everywhere, the school and town feel the spike in their normally dead hearts. John Steinbeck also discusses this idea in his novel, Of Mice and Men through the characters of Curley’s wife and Lennie. Curley’s wife is described by the other characters as a “jailbait” or “tart,” but in the end, the men are shocked and angered when they find her dead, Lennie, on the other hand, is accepted by the others, but is viewed as unintelligent and incapable.
When you hear the word death or you hear that someone has died today in the news or on the television I know a lot of people think “Man, I feel sorry for the family that they have to go through that.” or they thank god that it was not them or their family members.” Sadly though people try to push away death and push away the fact that everyone dies at one point in time. This is even truer when they witness their own family member in the hospital with a critical condition that the doctors cannot fix even with modern medicines on the doctor’s side. Another such time would be when a person’s family member is diagnosed with an incurable sickness that is fatal. What would you do in that moment when “death is knocking on their door” or they are about to die? Some people may answer this question by saying keep them alive by using artificial means.
The doctors had given up and informed us, that she is nearing the end of her life, however they were not allowed to assist in letting her pass away earlier as she had requested many times. This may sound odd, but the family had the exact same wish as the grandmother herself. But just imagine, imagine suffering pain and agony every second of your conscious life, is that something you would want to experience? After several days of watching her tolerate unbearable discomfort, she finally passed away before our eyes. Certainly, there was a lot of tears and the air filled with sadness, but something amongst the family, told me that they were content with the passing of their loved one.
During Elena’s fight with anorexia she loses her daughter, and because of this, she loses the fear she once had for the voices in her mind. On Elena’s journey through the recovery of her illness, she loses her baby daughter. Elena refused to eat or consume the nutrients she needed. In this she not only starved herself but also her baby. This causes the miscarriage of Elena’s daughter, that was the only thing Elena had that made her care.
After death and all of the procedures following along with it, thoughts would be that life would be over. However, people think that you should take the chance if there revival or rejuvenation involved. Even when going through either the process of euthanasia or hospice care, to lessen the pain, a person will still try to cheat death even when coming to terms with the fact of it. At this point should traditional funerary services be held after death instead of adding all the extra difficulty? Even now there is no proof that cryonics is not a spoof.
Maybe next year. Maybe in 5 years. But the disease will undoubtedly result in painful death. Imagine thinking and feeling as if you having no further purpose in life, you’re shackled to your bed with the constant aid from nurses and doctors. They’ve done everything they can to keep you alive, yet all you wish to do is die.
People that really want to die since they feel that they have nothing left to live for anymore and who don’t have much time left anyway. It’s important to remember that it’s only for people who really WANT to die. If we think about it in that way we can already now kill arguments about people trusting less in the health care if euthanasia is implemented in a country. Of course I can understand that you don’t want your sick grandmother or grandfather to die prematurely, but would you rather want him or her to suffer? Every person should be able to decide what they want and don’t want to do in their own life.
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. Euthanasia gives a terminally ill individual the opportunity to end the misery they feel they are in. As human beings, we are constantly expected to make decisions for ourselves. If an individual wants to die, it should be their decision and