Euthanasia means “a good death” and “dying well”. A good death means dying with peaceful, painless, lucid and loved ones gathering around. Euthanasia defined as the termination of ill people’s life aim to reduce suffering from incurable and painful disease. Euthanasia classify into two major types, included passive and active. In passive euthanasia ill people dead by withholding of common treatment, such as antibiotics.
It means that doctor and patient know and intentionally consent to give and receive a dose to end life mainly driven by a terminal and painful illness. The main factor that has driven this debate is that both are considered assisted dying and are an act to take the decision to intentionally end the life of a human being. It has generated moral, ethical (including patient, family and doctors), religious and legal dilemmas since many people see Euthanasia as a suicide masked as a mercy or compassionate death. The main difference is that euthanasia is considered a mercy kill or death because the physician administer a lethal medicine. However, in the case of PAS, the physician provides the dose or prescription for the self-administration by the patient.
In active euthanasia a person directly and deliberately causes the patient’s death, on the other hand in passive euthanasia they don’t directly take someone’s life but allow it to happen. In voluntary euthanasia occurs at the request of someone who wants to die, unlike involuntary euthanasia which occurs when the person is unconscious or unable to make a choice. Indirect euthanasia is when you provide special treatment to speed the patient’s death. And assisted suicide is when someone brings the
Everyone deserves to die with dignity and nobody should continuously suffer if they do not have to. Patients, in just about any and every case, have control of their own body and the right to die whenever they feel is necessary in the process. Americans have the right to not be forced to suffer, and by not allowing patients to exercise the right to make their own decision in whatever case, that is doing injustice to them. People have a right to life, as well as the right to die. We must accept that people have the right to dispose of said life whenever they want.
Do you assent that people who encounter some fatal diseases and do not want to endure pain can have voluntary euthanasia? Voluntary euthanasia, the practice of a hopelessly ailing and suffering person asking for terminating the life in a relatively rapid and painless manner, has been the most controversial moot point that spawns numerous discussions in the recent few decades. I propose that voluntary euthanasia should be legalized so that anyone who struggles for the desperate disease can have the right of practicing voluntary euthanasia. Every individual has liberty and is an autonomous person with the right to self-sufficiency and independence. The right to choose is underlying and employs to all elements of “human life,” so each individual has the right to elect the circumstance of the own death.
Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide is an act in which a terminally ill patient should have all rights to participate in such actions. Many individuals mistaken the difference between the two, euthanasia is the act of which the doctor or third party is performing the final act of death. In the case of physician assisted suicide, the last and final act is performed by the terminally ill themselves. No matter which option a patient decides to choose, it is their choice on how they decide to handle their bodies. We often forget as a society that abortions and living wills are examples of how we choose to govern and treat our own bodies.
Utilitarianism is a one of the ethical theory that was discussed in the first half of the class that applies to the case of Euthanasia.Utilitarianism is the moral worth of an action based on consequences (the greatest good principle). Therefore, utilitarianism can be applied to Euthanasia because it produce happiness for patients and their family by avoiding pain. However, I believe that Euthanasia should not be morally allowed. Euthanasia is an action done intentionally to end life to end the pain and sufferings from a terminal illness. It is also known assisted suicide, also morally wrong.
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.
If people have the right to live, then do they have the right to die? Is it okay to end someone’s life in order to end his/her pain and suffering? These are two of the biggest questions nowadays and I am here to take my stand on this issue. People are easily confused with this due to the fact that on one hand, we know that it is wrong to take a person’s life. On the other hand, it is difficult to see them suffering and in pain for a longer period of time.
Rachel poses an argument against the conventional doctrine claiming that many cases where a patient is left to die are in fact worse than actually killing them. Because if the person is going to die in either case then why would it be morally permissible to let them slowly die? Either way, the patient is dead. Yet the conventional doctrine usually adds a requirement of suffering before dying. Rachel uses the example of the refusal of treatment to defective new-borns - and the subsequent death of the infant because of dehydration- in order to further prove that certain cases of letting die are actually worse than