Euthanasia is a debatable topic that has recently gained a lot of attention. It is also referred to as physician assisted suicide. Euthanasia was first created and used for terminally ill patients or patients who live with very painful diseases. It is an option that some terminally-ill patients have considered and in my opinion, an option that every terminally-ill patient should have available to them. 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.
The concept and ideology behind Physician-Assisted Suicide within the contemporary generation has become an exceptionally sensitive and controversial issue as multiple factors conglomerate to define if Physician-Assisted Suicide is justifiable within the grounds of ethical understanding and moral principles. The idea concerning PAS is based on the grounds of rational and irrational thinking as in if death is a rational choice above all other alternatives (Wittwer 420).
We should raise gun restrictions rather than adding more guns because lives are being lost, guns only bring harm, and because we have seen the success of other nations who have raised restrictions. Guns violence has been on the headlines due to the recent mass shootings, this is because precious lives are being lost. Children, adults, and innocent people are being hurt. Not everyone that owns a gun wants to cause a mass shooting, but the
Life isn’t easy and I know we all go to ups and downs, but we need to agree that suicide isn’t the answer to ending our lives and we need to change it. Young and elderly people commit suicide for different reasons and need different treatments. The issue of suicide has been around for quite a long time since the Middle Ages. It hasn’t disappeared, in fact, it has increased over time because due to lack of effort of attending therapy and seeking the help they need to solve their own struggles in their daily routine of life.
Gay marriage is a controversial issue that people have been fighting for years and it has finally come to the surface. We should take charge of it and bring a change. The issue that the paper deals with is, why does your gender or sex have to play such a significant role in marriage? A marriage is defined as amalgamation of a man and a woman, recognized by law.
Today I will discuss the history and argumentation of assisted suicide. Assisted suicide, also known as euthanasia, is a hot-button issue that was brought into the light by Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Dr. Kevorkian was a controversial activist who tried to legalize assisted suicide under the argument that every- one deserves a humane death. There had been much debate on the issue, and our legislatures have explored what the practice entails and the moral implications of assisted suicide. However, it is still illegal in all of the United States.
With the legalization of euthanasia, people with disabilities and other vulnerable people such as the elderly would feel encouraged to seek euthanasia as a means to end their medical problems. Although many people are against the legalization of euthanasia, other people believe that the decision to end one’s life is a personal decision and it follows the principle of autonomy. In the medical world, many people believe that it is unethical to violate a patient’s autonomy even if it means that they want to commit suicide. People feel that if a patient is suffering, especially due to a terminal illness, the patient should be able to avoid further suffering by committing suicide earlier on. Many people also believe that physicians assisting someone to commit suicide is the most humane way to pass away compared to other methods in which one commits suicide.
The first reason why drugs should be panned is because drugs can cause death. Many people think that if they took drugs or hormones they will be stronger, faster and much more better than the other, will this is true, but it will cause sudden death and then being better or stronger won't matter. For example, there are some people who takes winning at competitions really seriously, so they do whatever it takes even if they took drugs or use any other illegal steroids to win. This is wrong, unethical and it will destroy people's health rather than improving it. Also, according to some of the famous athletes in body building, they take drugs and hormones to increase their muscle density so they can win and some of them got killed in the process of doing
I am concerned about physician assisted suicide. I do not believe that suicide is the answer, no matter the situation. I am against assisted suicide because I believe it is unethical to be allowed to choose to die. I think that assisted suicide should not be allowed. I also do not understand how a doctor or nurse could help a patient commit suicide.
It increases risks for “addiction”, “memory loss”, “suicide” and “depression”. This is the number 1 Con on procon.org. Lowering the drinking age will increase traffic fatalities more than they already are. In the New York Times Tara Watson say traffic fatalities will become more frequent. So many 22 year olds die due to over alcoholic consumption, so lowering the MLDA would be irresponsible to increase the chance of more fatalities.
As of 2013, the tenth leading cause of death in the United States was suicide (National Center for Injury and Prevention Control, 2013). Suicide has become a tragic reality for many in this country. In some cases, someone may be pondering suicide and as a way to escape their problems. In other instances, a family or close friend may have lost a loved one to suicide and, therefore, may experience traumatic grief. Of the U.S. population that has died by suicide 2012, 22.2% of those were veterans (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2012). Veteran suicide has become a concern for many citizens but getting the veterans to accept help is sometimes difficult.
Everyone deserves to live a happy and healthy life. If someone feels that they don't want to live anymore due to pain or unhappiness are doctors allowed to respect their wishes and help them end their life? Doerflinger does not agree with assisted suicide because he feels that it will lead to a slippery slopes which will allow the wrongful practices of killing. Peter Singer believes that assisted suicide is permissible because a person is voluntarily asking for it and it will help end their suffering. I believe that euthanasia should not be used because doctors can soon find a cure for whatever the patient is going through.