Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, is the act of permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured patients. This is never suggested by the caretaker rather than requested by the patient or their family. Few areas such as the Netherlands have already legalized this practice. This debate, as split as a fork in the road, is over whether or not this approach should be legalized worldwide on stances regarding religion, ethics, and self choice. I see this as being extremely unethical on both religious and social morality levels. All healthcare providers follow the Hippocratic Oath that has been used for centuries to set out guidelines for our doctors and nurses and in the original version it states “I will not give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect”. In the modern version it states “Above all, I must not play God”. Just in these two sentences all caretakers partaking in this practice have directly broken their promise. Also religion and the role of God is completely taken advantage of when the patient decides to end their life themselves. Julia Angelotti’s views concor with mine when she says that breaking the Hippocratic oath is “immoral” and “probably illegal” (Angelotti). Why haven’t these doctors been removed from their duties if they are breaking their own vow? If we can’t trust our doctors to uphold their duties as a proper and ethical caretaker then we are left to rely on ourselves. Ourselves, the same
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