René Girard said that “The experience of death is going to get more and more painful, contrary to what many people believe. The forthcoming euthanasia will make it more rather than less painful because it will put the emphasis on personal decision in a way which was blissfully alien to the whole problem of dying in former times. It will make death even more subjectively intolerable, for people will feel responsible for their own deaths and morally obligated to rid their relatives of their unwanted presence. Euthanasia will further intensify all the problems its advocates think it will solve.” For example, in 1989, Tony Bland was squeezed in the field among football fans and there were deaths in this event. He survived but falls into persistent vegetative state and requires food to be fed through the feeding tube.
C. Terminally ill people should be allowed to take their own lives through assisted suicide or euthanasia, which is the process of purposely ending a life to stop pain and suffering. II. A. Having a brain tumor is not something that anyone would choose, but choosing to end their own suffering is. Doctors will more than likely prescribe their patients with the means to perform euthanasia.
Many pro-euthanasia believers will use the autonomy argument and debate the opinion that patients should have the right to choose when and how to they want to die. In an article in the Houston Chronicle, Judge Reinhardt ruled on this topic by stating “a competent, terminally-ill adult, having lived nearly the full measure of his life, has a strong liberty interest in choosing a dignified and humane death… (De La Torre).” However, dignity cannot be measured by the level of pain or the speed in which the individual dies, because it is already a characteristic of a person’s worth as a human being (Middleton). Allowing a patient to live their life to the fullest until the very end is surely a more humane and dignified death then cutting that life short in fear of what it is coming through the practice of euthanasia. While death for these patients can be a sad ending, it does not have to condemn a person to a remaining life of sadness and negativity. In an article for Verily Magazine, Sophie Caldecott described her terminally ill father’s painful yet beautiful last years of
Assisted suicide Euthanasia is mercy way of helping a patient who is suffering from severe pain from a certain injury or disease to get rid of this pain by mercy killing or assisted suicide. Euthanasia is killing the patient without any rights of taking his own soul which is a gift from god just because he is feeling the pain which could be cured or healed in the future, also refusing medicines and drugs is kind of legal euthanasia even if it is a cause of financial problems. This essay will outline the arguments against euthanasia as no human being should have the right to kill another person even with his permission to avoid suffering from certain pain. Different religions had prohibited euthanasia, there are different ethical arguments as there must be respect for the sanctity of life and all lives must be equal in value, no life is more worth than other just because of suffering pain or injury, some practical problem which make it more prohibitive as there is no way of regulating euthanasia and also gives doctor too much power. So I totally believe that Euthanasia should be banned globally for religious, ethical and practical reasons.
I have always thought that in extreme circumstances when the patient can no longer function properly and there quality of life is almost non-existent then I think that euthanasia is the right thing as you ensuring that that person no longer feels any pain. After researching this topic further and looking into personal opinions especially those of doctors I still feel that euthanasia could be considered a mercy killing upon certain circumstances, but I also think that it should be used as a final resort and the main focus should be on improving care for the patients to see if this can cause any improvements. If the area continues this way with the topic gaining more publicity with people coming forward and fighting for their right to die as they please then it is likely that euthanasia will become legal in more countries, then the few where it is already such as Belgium. Although, if more doctors come out against this practise then there is the possibility that control may become stricter in those countries where it has been legalised or it may be made illegal for being
This being said, you should always have that choice to do what you want with your life. The novel accepts the practice of euthanasia but I think it's wrong and is not sympathetic to take a life of an innocent human being. The choice of living or dying should be up to you and nobody else because you should at least have to right to your own body. In the book the old don't really have the choice they grow old, get put into homes, and then get released. I do not think that this is that the practice of euthanasia is compassionate.
Euthanasia enables individuals to make a tough decision, but a decision that should be up to an individual to make; whether a terminally ill individual wants to die should be their decision without an outsider’s input. Euthanasia gives a terminally ill individual the opportunity to end the misery they feel they are in. As human beings, we are constantly expected to make decisions for ourselves. If an individual wants to die, it should be their decision and
Euthanasia’s effect on a terminally ill patient is similar to the effect of a temporarily ill patient knowing that there is medicine available to cure their ailment. The availability of medicine allows patients to have a sense of peace of mind when they find out that they are sick. They know that this medication has been tested and proven and is obviously available to get rid of their misery. Being that terminally ill patients have no actual medicine to cure their disease, the option of euthanasia has the effect of a cure on terminally ill patients, as it lessens the pressure of life as the patients know that there will always be this medicine or cure that can relieve all their pain and discomfort if their suffering becomes unbearable. In an article, a retired psychiatric nurse states that, the legalization of voluntary euthanasia would bring people peace of mind (“Starving not the way to go”).
It turned out that it has two sides about the point of view towards the euthanasia issue in a positive and negative ways. Although some people against these ideas and claim that it is an unacceptable manner, I certainly disagree about that because it can be proved that the euthanasia is one of the most peaceful ways to escape the great pain for dying people. Euthanasia can be one of the way to relieve the pain and suffering for dying people. As everyone knows that people who have to struggle with the terminal illness always end up in physical and psychological suffering, so some of them wanted to die before the pain is getting worse. According to the news of the Telegraph in 2008 which reported about Val McKay, the British woman who was diagnosed with the multiple sclerosis.
There is nothing more dreadful than to see a love one suffer, but what is more torturous is to decide to either let go or keep that love one confined in bed and connected to tubes. Euthanasia allows the family members to make the first option considering that this is a decision that has the best interest for the patient involved. By deciding to euthanize, the family is “able to choose when and how [the patient] want[s] to die, and that [the patient] should do so with dignity” (Euthanasia and assisted suicide). Because patients often feel like a burden, euthanasia puts them at ease. When a patient is in a comatose state,“euthanasia is much more dignified than dying