Assisted Suicide: Right or Wrong? Countless people all around the world are living in constant pain and misery. They have been diagnosed with chronic conditions or have suffered severe injuries that they can never fully recover from. Many ethical issues can be raised about this topic, but this paper will focus on only one: assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is a morally right option for people that have completely exhausted their options and can 't bear to live their life anymore.
This is considered a divine law which shouldn’t be changed for the good of a few people, much like how a state law can’t contradict a federal law. For physicians and the general public that disagree with assisted suicide feel that assisted suicide can give society the approval to kill. “Legislation that allows people to end their lives automatically creates incentives to seek death as a cost-saving option. The elderly and infirm are seen as burdens and can easily be disposed of. Suicide becomes the easy way out.” (Ben Broussard) Most of the time physicians are against the idea of physician assisted suicide because it goes against their job description and personal beliefs.
The right to die, or euthanasia, is when a person makes a request to be helped to die. Mainly for terminally ill patients who want a good death without pain. (Manning, 1998) The patient self-administers the lethal dose prescribed by a physician. (Foley and Hendin, 2002) Essentially, euthanasia is when a person wants to die, even though they are going to in a matter of time, without pain. This is not written anywhere in the Constitution.
One should do what is best at the patient’s request for humane, quick and painless dimes.” The above statement said by Dr. Jack is very true, as keeping people alive who are starving to death is inhumane. And what is the necessity to keep them alive against their wish though they had tolerated it since long and no improvements are resulted. The person suffering from this condition and his family members both have to suffer. Even their family members would wish that he might be relieved from this pain as they also cannot see their beloved ones suffering. There are real case incidents in which a 14 year old girl suffering from terminal cystic fibrosis is asking her country’s president for permission to end her life.
These families do not deserve to be in pain and shouldn 't have to go through something like that. To some people, the death penalty may be harsh, but it 's placed in order to protect our society and give families a sign of relief. For every murderer sent to death sentence the more people will feel ensured to be safe and have closure. Andrew Dawson was given a life sentence in 1982, after stabbing a 91-year old to death 12 times. He escaped in 2010 and decided to brutally kill two more people,
Euthanasia is to help patients who despair and cannot be cured to die peacefully and to have free from suffering. Tulloch Gail from Edinburgh University Press said that Euthanasia can be categorized in two respects. First, if patients have requests for medical help injection for themselves, it is called Voluntary Euthanasia and did not a request from patients, it called Involuntary Euthanasia. Second, if the doctor injected into the patient died, it is called Active Euthanasia but if the doctor lets the patient died by themselves, it is called Passive Euthanasia (2005). However, Euthanasia is also illegal in some countries.
It is legal in numerous places around the world including certain places in the United States. Physician assisted suicide has been an intensely debated problem for years but if used properly, could be an effective way to help those who are suffering at the end of their life. Countless people have been advocating for physician assisted suicide for years and the most famous advocate for assisted suicide was Dr. Jack Kevorkian. He was a pathologist but received the nickname Dr. Death after it was estimated that between 1990 and 1999 he assisted 130 terminally ill individuals in their assisted suicides (“Jack Kevorkian”). Dr. Kevorkian is considered a crusader for physician
Mandatory vaccinations eliminate personal freedoms, and could violate religious beliefs. Also, many people are very skeptical about the effectiveness of the vaccination versus personal hygiene. In an Indiana hospital in early 2012 eight workers were fired due to declining a flu vaccination (Farwell 2016). Lawsuits have even been filed over this dilemma, and if people feel strongly enough to sue over it, then hospitals should see that mandatory vaccinations are causing more harm than help. Farwell claims that in the flu season of 2015 about 64% of heath care workers received the vaccination, but the future goal is 90%.
All of these patients will most likely have to endure unnecessary pain and suffer a horrible end. Most of them do not want to go down the spiralling road of needless pain and have to face what these diseases will do in their last months or years. Why should doctors and Americans who have not been through these events be the ones to stop them if they do not want to go through all that trauma of these diseases or even injuries? They shouldn’t. That is why assisted suicide needs to be made legal in all of the United States.
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.