An epidemic is sweeping America. An epidemic which puts the government in the position of supporting and advocating suicide. A disease which will infect the morals and values in the medical world, until they no longer have any effect. A mindset which will lead America on paths to immoral places where she never intended to go. Euthanasia is sweeping America.
Duffy’s thesis is well written and supported throughout the paper. Duffy then presents the opposing argument: hospitals are not empowered to prescribe the amount of pain medication necessary without putting itself at risk of a malpractice lawsuit. He goes on to say that this procedure is cruel treatment and the hospitals should have the option of stopping life support. Next he uses the example of his aunt, who was diagnosed with cancer. Although she tried every kind of treatment available to her, everything was ineffective and she ended up in a hospice center where was was able to avoid a drawn out painful demise.
A person cannot survive without a heart, kidney, or liver, and if any of these organs would start to malfunction, the only hope is that an organ would become available through organ donation. “Every year, nearly 190,000 people suffer an injury or infection that causes their kidneys to stop working” (Marsa 1). Waiting for an organ can take years; some people do not have that much time to wait for an organ. Generally, assigning a person to the waiting list means the most severe medical cases are at the top. Continuing down the list, people will find patients that are at less of a risk for waiting.
This essay will argue that Huttmann made a wise decision and did not commit a crime. She made a very difficult decision to free Mac of his misery and live with a peaceful conscience. During the 80's euthanasia was not a common procedure for hospitals. There are patients like Mac who are very ill and transformed from a strong, young person in to a skeleton trapped in a hospital bed. When people are very sick and have to lay in bed for months without showing a bit of progress, as in the majority of the cancer cases, they are in agony.“The Doctor believed that life must be extended as long they have the means and knowledge to do it” (Huttmann 114).
Eventually some people and their families might be forced to put financial concerns above the needs of a loved one. Doctors or insurance companies could try to convince some people to opt for assisted suicide rather than the more expensive treatment. This would be an injustice to all humankind. A history professor at San Francisco State University argued that assisted suicide would lead to inequities and would not be limited to those with a terminal illness. “Given the way the U.S. healthcare system is getting increasingly unjust and even savage, I don't think this system could be trusted to implement such a system equitably, or confine it to people who are immediately terminally ill"(Mohler).
In this essay, I am going to discuss the difference between euthanasia and murder in three main aspects – the patients’ will, the intention, the condition of patients. Unlike Murder, euthanasia besides under the patients or their closed relatives’ permission, their illnesses are fully investigated by professional doctors to prove there is no reasonably hope of recovery. They are informed the consequence and not force to do so. Patients’ lives do not take away surprisingly like in murder case. Euthanasia opponent always claims that doctors have the duty to help the patient to continue alive even depending on machines only.
The main question remains: should we kill in order to relieve pain? But also should a doctor who swore to save lives, be the person to end one? Aren’t there any alternatives to euthanasia? Seeing that euthanasia is subject to an increase in popularity, it would be interesting to see how the world would cope, but also how it will seek to regulate the process, in order to avoid useless deaths. Euthanasia is touted as the ultimate pain relief, but comes at the ultimate price.
This man was left quadriplegic after a diving accident and had been bedridden for almost 30 years. He fought a losing battle with government: he never received permission for euthanasia, and in January 1998, with the help of one of his friends he took poison. Another possible reason for the justifying of euthanasia is the lack of space in hospitals for those who can be cured and saved. It is bitter to own up, but this problem exists in many countries. Those who want to live have no chance to get the proper treatment while those who want to die cannot give their place to them.
Euthanasia should remain illegal Euthanasia is a word with such great meaning but is often misunderstood by individuals. Some define this term as “the right to die” whereas others define it as “the right to kill Euthanasia is the act of encouraging a painless death or looking for the help for a good death. The act of euthanasia often occurs because long-term patients would rather drink poison or get shot by somebody than suffering their whole life fighting against a major disease. The term euthanasia is also known as mercy killing since it’s a way of ending one’s life who is not willing to live anymore.  This happens usually for compassionate reasons such as to reduce the pain of the ill ones.
Life after Death Confrontation with death has been a question raised since the beginning of our society. “Confrontation with death raises urgent questions because death remains taboo in our society yet it is normal for people to die everyday. More than 2,530,000 die in the U.S each year and more than 70 million people world wide”(Lommel xi). So why are people so scared of death when a reassurance of an afterlife has been described through experiences of others? Their near death experiences or NDEs will be described as well as some scientific evidence and religious beliefs to persuade that is life after death and explain why we should not be afraid of “the end.” Near Death Experiences have been described through many different people.