Christian Ethics Of Euthanasia

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AFRICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

LECTURER: DR.KAMAU
UNIT: CHRISTIAN ETHICS
CODE: THE 304

GROUP MEMBERS;
COLLINS MUTISYA – 14J03ABT011
HUSSEIN HAJIR – 12JO3EBA034
ISAAC OBARA – 15J03ECD019
RUTH MUTUKU- 12S03ABA004
GEORGINA MBUGUA - 13J03ABT012

DUE DATE: 4TH MARCH 2015
Euthanasia is defined as a process of accelerating death. This occurs when the patient is in immense suffering and the suffering is incurable. Active and passive are the two forms of euthanasia ,whereby active euthanasia is killing a patient with or without their consent, while passive euthanasia is a process of denying patients common treatment like medicine or painkillers that are necessary for life continuity. The origin of contemporary
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They cannot make rational choice as they do not understand the consequences of being subjected to euthanasia. Many parents given a choice would end the life of their disabled children .They feel that by raising a disable child their reputation would be watered down and the community will turn against them. In Kenya several instances have been televised where children have been chained in a house in order to hide them from the community .This family will subject their children to mercy killing if the society continues to embrace euthanasia as a form to ending suffering . It is not fair to value a person by appearance since many disable people have done wanders as disability is not inability .The aged people have always been seen as a burden to the society as they depend on us for almost everything .The elderly should be cared for and accorded a compassionate love .It is not by accident we have older people in our society .If we cannot take care for the aged people we can take them to “Nyumba ya Wazee” homes where they can lead to a good life with other elders instead of subjecting them to mercy killing. By then deciding to terminate their lives we would be taking great minds to the grave where in turn their presence would be…show more content…
Patients always ask for mercy killing for they see life as meaningless, but if the fear of death was managed by giving them hope and telling them encouraging words , I believe they will not opt for this act .If we let our patient get so stressed they will see themselves as a burden to the society since they cannot make rational judgment . we should avoid mentioning money used in patients presence as this aggravate their condition because they will feel as a burden and option of dying is what lingers in their minds .It is therefore prudent to support the sick and show them what they mean to us by making sure that all the necessary resources are availed, showering them with unconditional love and ensuring that they are free from depression. Governments should enact legislations that prohibit this vice and punitive measures put in place for the offenders. we should also view euthanasia from a perspective point of view. The term is only meant to apply to the sick but the one who are mostly affected are the family members, other people in a similar situation and

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