Euthanasia: Death and Agonizing Person Essay

Submitted By valenzm
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Euthanasia and assisted suicide There is not a legal way to let people have a “good” or “peaceful” death. Have you ever imagined having an incurable, terminal, or painful disease and not being able to decide whether you want to die in dignified manner or live through all that suffering and pitiful pain? Euthanasia is the solution for every agonizing person that is ready to leave this earth; its meaning refers to what people call ending another person’s life to relieve otherwise uncontrollable suffering, for instance giving a lethal injection. This term comes from Greek word meaning “good death.” Mercy killing or involuntary euthanasia is used when people suffer but have not requested death whereas non-voluntary euthanasia is used when people are incapable to consent to the act. Physician-assisted suicide is an act in which a physician provides the means for suicide, usually a prescription for a lethal dose of medication to someone who is terminally or incurably ill. The patient not the doctor takes the final action the results in his or her death, such as swallowing the medication. There has been a lot of controversy on this subject for many reasons, but there have also been so many cases in which people have requested assisted suicide to finally end their life because they cannot handle the situation anymore. Things really get tough while you are ill and you cannot do anything with your life anymore, and some people wish they could have the right-to-die. Supporters call…