Is Euthanasia really hurting anyone? Euthanasia has more advantages than disadvantages. It is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. It has been said that the act of euthanizing has given the family a more peaceful state of mind so that they know their loved one is not suffering anymore and is in a better place. Having that in mind I do believe in euthanasia for various reasons such as, stopping suffering, heartache and pain, it being a violation of human rights, and because of the cost of being on life support. We relieve pets of their suffering so why not people? It would be safe to say that most people think of their pet as a part of the family so why can’t the same type of kindness that we give them be given to humans? There are many diseases out in the world that can cause the patient to be in excruciating pain. For instance, blood cancer. This can cause bone fractures, repetition of infections, and persisting painful bruises. If the patient has tried every possible way to fight their disease but they have hit a dead end, would it not be more simple to meet death in a much more dignified manner than die in a hospital bed where you, your family and your friends do not recognize the person you have withered away to be? Life is said to be hard with any sort of terminal illness; in many of these cases would death not be the better answer? Not letting people practice Euthanasia would be a basic violation of human rights, the right to die, and would it not also go against the freedom that we are all promised in America? Every single person in this country has basic rights; the right to life, liberty and security as a person, as well as freedom of speech, to love and learn so they should also have the right to die as well. If a person is terminally ill and wants to avoid the excruciating pain and suffering that they have to go through each and every day and wants to end their life, pain and suffering in a dignified manner instead of going through it all for the chance of possibly being in worse pain who are we to take that away from them. The right to exercise euthanasia is something an individual should be able to choose for himself or herself. The courts should have as much of an input much like they do in other matters as such as marriage, family relationships, procreation, capital punishment and the refusal or termination of life-saving medical treatment. It is said that we live in a country that is free where we can make decisions for ourselves, but in actuality are we truly free if we cannot even make the simple choice to either live or not live our own lives. The cost of keeping someone on life support can be around eight thousand dollars a day. Life support also drains resources that could be used on other people that need it and have a higher chance of survival. Why would we waste resources on people that have about a five to six percent survival rate compared to a sixty to seventy percent survival rate where the resources have run out on them. Another problem with life support is that it masks the pain. Being on life support can give the appearance of a person being comfortable and in peace, while in actuality they are not. Giving off the appearance that people’s loved ones are not in pain could be a bad thing. Giving the impression that they are not in pain is giving the families false hope so life support thus causing continues massive debt and thus making it hard for them to pay their own bills at home. No need to mention the hospital bills that they have to cover besides the life support. Some counter arguments for Euthanasia or assisted suicide that have various flaws to them would be the Hippocratic Oath, which states the obligations and proper conduct of doctors, formerly taken by those beginning medical practice. Parts of the oath are still used in most medical schools, the Oath itself very clearly states, “I will…
The purpose of this essay is to address the topic of euthanasia and if it should be permitted in cases of terminally ill patients. Euthanasia is when an ill person that can not be cured wishes to die with compassion to prevent that person from suffering. My key research points would be the meaning to the different types of euthanasia why people are disagree or agree with it, and examples of patients that want euthanasia and why. I hope to find information that agrees that euthanasia…
Is Euthanasia The Only Way Out?
There are no guarantees in life except for one, death. Death is a natural and inevitable phase of the lifecycle. Unfortunately, today there are numerous people who are deadly sick and being kept alive by different medical techniques. Sadly, most of the deadly ill suffer throughout this time and they think that the only way to end their suffering is through euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as the action of a deliberately ending someone’s life under the impulse…
The concept of dying is not easy among ourselves, many of us have not put much thought about it: how are we going to die? When are we going to die? From what causes? The thought of these kinds of questions may be uneasy on some people. Now the thought of legalizing euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide, hereafter PAS, may be bothersome to various individuals. Several can argue about the benefits that Euthanasia or PSA, but here are a few one might want to ponder on. One of…
Comp 2/NWU 1010
14 April 2015
Euthanasia: A Beneficial Decision
You probably have heard a story or two about a doctor willingly assisting their incurable patient end their life with suicide. Whether or not you agree or disagree, the most important question is this: why would the incurable patient not have the decision in whether or not they continue living? Allowing the terminally ill person to decide their fate is the fair decision to make. Mercy killings should be legal because…
April 2nd 2014
Dictionary.com provides the following: eu·tha·na·sia, ˌyo͞oTHəˈnāZHə/ noun
The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries. This is the dictionary
definition of euthanasia. Euthanasia is a very important and critical topic to talk about. Both sides of this issue can be argued very well. This paper is going to show the negative side of euthanasia, but also show…
Exercise 2: Euthanasia
Euthanasia, sometimes referred to as physician-assisted suicide, is the act of ending a very sick person’s (terminally ill) life to relieve them of suffering. Euthanasia is a topic of intense debate for religious, ethical, and practical reasons. Although illegal in the United States, people should have the right to be able to make decisions to end human suffering whether it be for themselves or their loved ones. How can a right to…
Research Essay – Euthanasia
Euthanasia is a serious moral and ethical issue in today’s world. Rightly so. Approximately 1.2million people in the United States and about 564,600 Americans annually – more than 1,500 people per day are suffering from terminal illnesses (Growthhouse). However, most people think that euthanasia is murdering, even if they believe that suffering is a horrible thing. Being bed-ridden in pain because of a disease or sickness is completely horrifying. Interestingly,…
Euthanasia refers to the process of taking your own life medically to end pain or suffering. Euthanasia is legal in three countries, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Physician assisted suicides is a form of voluntary euthanasia, it is more controlled as the physician rules out cases of depression that could be clouding the thought pattern. They normally end their life by an overdose of medication or a lethal injection.
Euthanasia in Christianity
Most Christians believe that…
Some call it murder, while others call it mercy killing. Euthanasia is literally pulling the plug on someone or giving a criminal lethal injection. It is hard to argue whether or not to be for or against euthanasia because it is not as simple as black or white; it is the decision of ending the life of another person. However, people should not be against euthanasia practice because it can end suffering or possibly take a mass murderer off the streets. And if we can play god by saving lives with…
Title : Euthanasia: To live and let die.
Specific purpose : To persuade my audience that euthanasia should be legalized in Malaysia.
Central idea : Euthanasia is about giving people the right to choose how they want to live and die, saves money in medical bills, and it also stops the person from having a bad quality of life.
Attention getter :
Imagine yourself being unable to walk…