Many are against it because of religious and moral reasons and would argue that death is not the only solution in today’s society. Since medical technology nowadays has had incredible breakthrough in prolonging the lives of human beings. Machines can support a patient’s failing organs and medicines can sustain a patient’s physiological well-being. From a religious point of view, assisted death is equivalent to suicide, which is highly condemned and is regarded as a sin. They believe that “life is the most basic gift of loving God-a gift over which we have stewardship but not absolute dominion”.
If I were terminally ill, I would not want to suffer just to suffer. What is the difference between having a patient, a human being, sedated until their death and a patient who commits suicide? It might sound a little cruel, but I personally don’t see what good a sedated patient does to society. I personally would not want to be in a vegetative state and have my family and friends witness me in that state. In addition, shouldn’t we choose how we would like to die just like we choose how we live?
Perspectives on Physician-Assisted Suicides Brendolynn Champlaie PHI103 Informal Logic John Moore September 22, 2010 Thesis Assisted suicide should be legal it will allow terminally ill patients the freedom of choosing how they should end their life when they can no longer endure the pain and suffering. People have the freedom to do almost anything that they choose to do except for how they die. Some patients would like to die with dignity since is a personal choice and this is something their doctor should understand. The method that they might want to choose is euthanasia which is also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying), doctor-assisted dying (suicide), and more loosely termed mercy (Christian Nordquist
Even though it is already legal, at first when it became legal it spread around quickly. The fear was that doctors would be basically killing patients who maybe have psychological problems and have nothing to do with being physically ill. There was a statement made where it said: “Dutch doctors have gone from killing the severely ill, to the disabled and even the depressed who aren’t physically sick.” In addition too, this case about assisted suicide is iffy because under age patients like 18 year old may ask for it if they do have a problem and are in contact with a physician. The problem with that is maybe they aren’t sure of what they want and are taking the toll on their lives. The way of looking at this is giving medical care and love and compassion to these people.
There is a difference between assisted suicide and euthanasia. The choice to have a doctor help end a terminally ill patient's life is the patient’s decision to make. Many people are opposed to physician-assisted suicide because of their religious beliefs. Traditional Christian beliefs are that assisted suicide violates one's natural desire to live, suicide harms other people, and life is a gift from God and God should be the only one able to take a life from a human being. However, there are also religious organizations that believe in physician assisted suicide.
Stem 7 Homework 1. Define the term Euthanasia. Euthanasia refers to the practise of terminating life as they are perceived to be living an intolerable life. It is usually carried out because the person dying ask for it. The decision is usually made when the person asking for it, is suffering from an terminal or incurable disease.
The Romans also introduced the concept of ‘lawyers’ through this both sides of the story would be told. These concepts of lawyers and equality are ones that Canadians strongly believe in today. Lastly, The Magna Carta created in 1199 due to King John’s insensitive rule. It stated that all issues must be solved through peaceful negotiation, promoted the idea of equality and human rights. It also thought there should be representation of the people at the parliament.
In particular, critics state that diagnosing death and putting people on end of life care pathways is a form of euthanasia – one newspaper story featured the headline ‘Sentenced to death on the NHS’ (Devlin 2009). This type of criticism is founded on the myths outlined above, particularly those relating to passive and active euthanasia and to withdrawal of treatment. It is worth restating that care pathways allow healthcare professionals to try out treatments and withdraw them if they are not effective, and to reintroduce treatments if patients respond in unexpected ways. A clearer understanding of the ethics and law in this area should help nurses to address these criticisms and reassure themselves that the guidance set out in care pathways is legally and ethically sound. NURSING
To allow people to assist others in destroying their lives violates a duty we have to respect human life”. A society committed to preserving and protecting life should not allow people to destroy it (Andre, Claire & Velasquez, M ) Though it’s nobody’s fault when someone gets sick with a terminal illness, should we allow people to be put to death out of compassion or mercy? Many people feel that life and death are in the hands of God. That God should be the ultimate judge in who dies and when. What about people with disabilities?
Therefore, I agree with euthanasia protestors. Instead of ending someone’s life in order to prevent any more suffering, we should alleviate pain by improving our hospice care and making our healthcare system more affordable. Let us not lose our humanity by valuing life from the best ethical rules possible. In conclusion, the severity and the complexity of the euthanasia debate indicate why euthanasia is the most active area of research in contemporary bioethics. While some people strongly believe that euthanasia should be legalized, other people insist that euthanasia is literally a type of murder.