Buddhists are unsupportive of euthanasia and assisted suicide as they contain strong beliefs towards the moral value of human life. If someone is suffering from mental or physical distress, Buddhists insist that it is morally wrong to end their life because it is considered disrespectful to the life that was created (Keown). Catholics are highly against the use of euthanasia and assisted suicide as they believe that God is the only one capable of ending ones life and that life is a beautiful gift that should not be cut short by another human being. However, the church does acknowledge that someone suffering from an illness has the option to refuse life prolonging treatment that will only stretch the life span for a minuscule amount of time. Within the Hindu religion, there are no set regulations regarding euthanasia, although it is said that ending a life early can negatively impact ones karma as the suffering one is enduring is due to an occurrence from the past (Nimbalkar).
Gill argues that keeping a person healthy cannot be a physician’s only moral duty because in cases of terminal ill patients, they can no longer be treated or healed (372). If a physician’s only duty were to heal patients then they would not tend to the terminally ill because there would be nothing else that they could do, which is something that most people would find to be morally wrong (Gill, 373). No one would be okay with a doctor not helping a person at all who has received a terminal sentence. So instead of promoting health in this case, the physicians must find a way to reduce the suffering of the patient. This means that the physician should be able to reduce the suffering in the way that the patient asks for.
That is what is ignored, but that is what people need to realize. No life has to be taken, but the option of ending your life peacefully should not be taken as well. Physician-assisted suicide is here to help aid in the area of the terminally ill, and today it still remains illegal. This is one of the areas that cannot be ignored and yet here it stands,
Doctors should have responsibility of helping the ill patients to get better physically. Physicians are the icon of peace and generous within the society since their job is to solve the physical pain of the patients. In allowing physician-assisted suicide, the duty of physicians is misread. Society and law are saying that physician’s duty is no longer helping patients, but they can also easily put an end to patient’s life. In the New York Times article “Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is Unethical and Dangerous”, Ira Byock states, “people who are poor, or old and frail, or simply have long-standing disabilities, may worry that when they become acutely ill, doctors might see their lives as not worth living and compassionately act to end their supposed misery”.
Although I think doctor assisted suicide should be legal I understand that some people think it’s morally wrong and people’s lives should end naturally. However we have to realize that these people only are living with incurable illnesses and are in excruciating pain. I think it’s wrong to force them to continue living like that if they do not wish to. The opposing side also says that doctor assisted suicide is against their religion but they have to realize that not everyone in the country has the same
I also do not understand how a doctor or nurse could help a patient commit suicide. In my religion, it is against the bible to commit suicide. So, if any person chooses to commit suicide or choose assisted suicide, then they would be going against the bible. By being against physician-assisted suicide, it reflects that I am pro-life and believe that all lives matter from when they are conceived to when they die. My family believes in the bible and believe that assisted suicide
I do believe everyone has different moral views and their bases are religion. However I do not believe we eliminate the problem by looking at the human community as our first obligation. Yes justice depends on moral worth but that stems from your religion and the environment around you. The same sex marriage controversy is a good example of this. In the Christian religion you are told that same sex marriage is a sin; therefore many Christians do not support the state accepting same sex marriages.
People go through a lot of pain, even their families go through trauma, and they have the right to decide their own fate, and have a good quality of life. Although, some people are against assisted suicide, because of their religious beliefs, lack of doctors training, and medication costs. According to Marilyn Golden “There is a widespread public that those opposed to legalization of assisted suicide in California are religious conservatives” (828). Some religious people don’t like assisted suicide because; they think it’s wrong for a person to take away the patient’s life. A psychiatrist named Herbert Hendin, argues that there’s lack of training of doctors, “Studies show that the less physicians know about palliative care, the more they favor assisted suicide or euthanasia, the more
The ethical issues of physician-assisted suicide is equal parts emotional and debatable. People fight over whether it is ethically acceptable for a dying person who has chosen to avoid the unimaginable suffering at the end of their precious life. Additionally, it is also the physician’s duty to ease the patient 's suffering, which may justify providing aid-in-dying depending on the case. This becomes a huge issue not on ethically but politically for the doctors because studies have shown that the doctors are often divided on if they feel that physician assisted suicide should be legalized. If it does in fact become legalized it will force hundreds of thousands of doctors to help kill someone when they take the hippocratic oath to help someone
If a patient’s doctor says no to the assisted suicide, it is easy for the patient to find another doctor who will allow it. This is corrupting medical practice. To show true compassion, we need to tell them they are not alone, and offer them help and kindness. Permitting assisted suicide is not compassionate because it generally is not the patient’s choice. Doctors can be wrong, and it is better to offer a patient help than to let them die.
Parsons is against the principles that the future society has towards embracing death and equating it to life. He believes that a man is supposed to instinctively protect himself and should place his life above all else. He does not believe in forced euthanasia taking away the life of innocent people and the citizens willing to die that way. In an article called “Euthanasia: When doctors say no” written by Martin Patriquin (2009), it discusses about doctors having the choice for whether or not to euthanize their patients with terminal illnesses. Dr. Daneault, a member of palliative care at Montreal’s Notre Dame Hospital, shares his views on why doctors wish to not perform this operation and states that “Doctors won’t perform euthanasia, because it’s considered homicide.” Parsons shares the same views that the future society’s ability to have control over who dies and when is wrong.
Many churches have stated that they will not and do not support gay marriage due to their interpretation of the Bible. Followers on theses churches have conformed to these ideals as well. However, it is stated in the Bible that we should love and forgive all. Yet these churches do not love, support, forgive, or some even want to be in the presence of people in the LGBTQ community. They believe that Jesus died for all of our sins, as stated in the Bible, but they should be opposed to those in the LGBTQ community.