Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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Euthanasia is a Greek word that stems from the prefix eu- and noun thanatos. The word thanatos means death, and eu- means good. Therefore, euthanasia literally translates to “good death”. Currently, assisted suicide is only legal in the states of Oregon, Vermont, Washington, California, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. In Montana, assisted suicide is legal after there is a court ruling. (CNN Fast Facts Article) There are two types of euthanasia, active and passive. Active euthanasia occurs when a physician administers a lethal dose of medication at a patient’s request, whereas, passive euthanasia occurs when a doctor does not treat a disease or injury at the patient’s or family’s request.(Final Article) Doctors cannot legally assist with a suicide in Indiana. With this in mind, if patients do not want to spend their lives getting treatments, they are left having to end their suffering in brutal, inhumane ways. Mercy killings, or euthanasia, should be legally allowed to occur in all states. Prolonged hospital stays have a negative impact on overall health. Immobility goes hand in hand with muscle weakness. New Johns Hopkins research suggests that for every day of bed rest in the intensive care unit, (ICU), muscle strength was between three and eleven percent lower over the following months and years. (J.H. Article) Patients suffering from a terminal illness are likely to be in and out of the hospital because of treatments. A massive problem for the patients has to do

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