In this case euthanasia is purely voluntary which only justifies the need for euthanasia. For example, very few people would argue that chemotherapy is unethical, even though it can cause a wide range of harmful side effects. Conclusion Losing a loved one to a terminal illness is painful and difficult and always be. I'm not saying it should be used at all unless the individual who is suffering decides that it is the only option left. Suicide Euthanasia could lead to a sucide contagion.
Friends, relatives, healthcare staff and society are hugely affected by the wider ramifications of the process. In the United States, there are five states which support this controversial Act, including Montana, Washington, Vermont, New Mexico and Oregon. Even atheists make moral arguments on this issue. It depends on the underlying reasons and intentions. Mitchell Generally, the use of morphine is to relieve excessive pain.
Suicide denies our responsibilities to our neighbours, society, family, etc. It is surefire, painless and well monitored. Euthanasia, or 'mercy killing', is one of the most emotive and controversial issues in the healthcare sector today. The arguments against euthanasia: 1. On the flip side, there are many who believe that physician assisted suicide is morally and ethically wrong, it can be misused and the state or the law cannot grant a person the right to die. Also, if it were me, I would rather live an extra couple of days than just let someone kill me. No where else do we have a cohort more at risk than the elderly, as they fall prey to the pressures of getting out of the way, and with a burgeoning population of baby boomers now becoming the elderly our system already strained now faces even mor.
Many believe that since it is our bodies and our lives, we have the right to choose when we no longer want to live. Euthanasia would transform hospitals into unsafe places. That is the reason for the almost universal prohibition against deliberately taking the life of a person. There are few studies and data on the impact of euthanasia on society. While palliative sedation is not intended to end lives, the medication carries a risk of shortening life.
It puts people back in control of their own life, when it matters the most. Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch Thanks Bill, Many good points. Most people want to die with dignity, but some people suffering from a painful terminal illness, which robs them of their dignity should have the right to control how they spend the last moments of their life. Palliative care involves caring for people at the end of their lives who are suffering from extreme physical pain. Most patients suffering from incurable diseases or chronic ailments will suffer and suffer to become a pale shadow of who they were.
But as more and more of these laws are passed, it will become harder and harder to justify keeping alive various groups of people that society no longer considers useful or worth spending money on. It is important to note that in the U. The fact remains that euthanasia remains a subject on which people have different views. This is because this objective can be fulfilled even in the absence of euthanasia. If the patient has the right to discontinue treatment, why would he not have the right to shorten his lifetime to escape the anguish? I, personally, don't want to exist like that.
Our society aims to reduce the suicide rate. Euthanasia devalues human life 2. In reality this person had stopped functioning quite some time ago and I was already missing that person every time I visited. Many different things charge the debate surrounding this hot button issue. The philosopher Epicurus has defended that death is nothing but the absence of feelings and sensations, and as such, there is nothing in death.
Although there is some sort of tolerance among opponents on voluntary euthanasia, they firmly believe that permitting voluntary euthanasia will sooner or later lead to other, inhuman forms of euthanasia. Euthanasia is the act of a doctor letting a person die or mercifully killing someone when they have a fatal illness. . First of all, what is euthanasia. Right to Die The first thing we need to look at, is the right to die. Doctors can make inaccurate prognoses.
People who are pro for euthanasia say that it is the patient's choice to end their suffering. It is remarkable that euthanasia advocates today think they know better than the billions of people throughout history who have outlawed euthanasia - what makes the 50 year old euthanasia supporters in 2005 so wise that they think they can discard the accumulated wisdom of almost all societies of all time and open the door to the killing of innocent people? Only about 20% of Canada's population has access to palliative care. Euthanasia is our should be our own choice to make and nobody else's. This discussion can go through a million branches, but we need to stay on topic: euthanasia. Palliative care and rehabilitation centers are better alternatives to help disabled or patients approaching death live a pain-free and better life. All human life has profound value We have to make clear that the value of life should not be determined by its benefit to others, or what it can contribute to society. If you don't think there are such doctors, just look at recent stories of doctors and nurses who are charged with murder for killing dozens or hundreds of patients.
In this case, Lesley would not be charged of overdosing Joy with morphine. Patients estranged from their family may think that euthanasia is the only solution. Unfortunately however, after a routine checkup at the hospital, Mr. Grief is Easier to Handle. Muehlenberg, i am writing to you because i am doing a senior project and i would like more information on why you do not think euthanasia should not be aloud.