Does a person have the right to die when he or she chooses to do so? Euthanasia is the practice of ending an individual's life in order to relieve them from an incurable disease or unbearable suffering. While a few societies have accepted euthanasia, there are many societies and social groups, which are against this practice. Most of religious people consider euthanasia unjustifiable, morally wrong, and view it as a violation of God's gift of life. Therefore, this is an extremely controversial topic, which has raised a great deal of debate all over the world.
Suicide is a lonely, desperate act, carried out in secrecy and often as a cry for help. The impact on the family who remain can be catastrophic. In some cases, families might have been unaware of the true feelings of their loved one; being forced to confront the issue of their illness may do great good, perhaps even allowing them to persuade the patient not to end their life. In other cases, it makes them part of the process: they can understand the reasons behind their decision without feelings of guilt and recrimination, and the terminally ill patient can speak openly to them about their feelings before their death. At the moment, doctors are often put into an impossible position.
Telling the truth to somebody, a person, a group, co-workers or anybody can backfire in the persons face. A lot of people say they want to hear the truth but not everybody can handle the truth. This affects the people actually speaking the truth, there so nervous to tell it that when it does come out they hope for good reactions and a positive outlook. The last thing the person wants is to be bashed by the person, a lot people think that the person it effects is hurting the most but actually the person telling the truth goes through more. They go through the feeling of “why did I say it?” and they shouldn’t feel like that, they should be happy that they don’t have to lie or cover anything up anymore.
People take responsibility for their own lives and since dying is a part of life, the choices people make about dying (ending their life) should be part of these responsibilities. Most people are concerned at some time in their life about how their life will end. If someone plans the way they will die and they are comfortable with it then they should be allowed to do so. “People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death.
These people have the right to accept this and other people believe that they can change their perspective of life. There could be a reason someone believes that there life should be different and some just no longer want their life to go on like in Hamlets Soliloquy. Hamlet did not know whether his life was worth living because it was so difficult and he was either going to fight for what he loved or he could have just gave up and let his uncle win. These are always thoughts that go through even the happiest people’s thoughts. Even though someone might be happy or look happy doesn’t mean that they have never thought that life might not be worth living.
It is other factors such as age and location that contribute to the relationship and determine the level of closeness. Emily’s lack of emotion towards her mother can be attributed to a number of issues in her youth. Since Emily was born, her mother had been working diligently to support the family. To make matters worse, she was only nineteen when Emily was born. Her husband left early on in Emily’s life and her mother was forced to leave her with friends or send her to day care.
Social Service departments then provided services to an older person on the basis of what one needed rather than what was actually available. The needs of the older person were then determined by means of a community care assessment. Respite Care, Day Care and Home Care were then developed to facilitate people to live wherever possible in their own homes; in addition it was the introduction of this legislation that for the first time, the needs of Carers were also taken into consideration. The initial contact a social worker is said to have with an older person could be when they are beginning to find general mundane activities difficult around the home. This could be due to an array of reasons, for example; certain health issues, Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Because of this, other defenses are also used to keep these unacceptable feelings from consciousness. For example, when someone learns of the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one, at first he or she may not be able to accept the reality of this loss. The initial denial protects that person from the emotional shock and intense grief that often accompanies news of death. Chronic or terminal illnesses also encourage denial. People with such illnesses may think, "It's not so bad; I'll get over it," and refuse to make any lifestyle changes.
In order for life to have meaning it must come of course with good things, but also a responsibility to make things good to have free will to not hurt ourselves or other and to own up to the evil we create. Life needs to be valuable in order to appreciate it. And with so many evils God has presented to us every day it shows us how life can be ended quickly, or is a horrible experience and makes us strive to prevent these problems. Probably the greatest evil of them all is death. It does cause great grief to many when it comes too early but also death can cause the end of a bad thing.
Becoming an Altruist 9 B. Facing Death with Dignity 10 Summary 12 Conclusion 13 Blibiography 14 Thesis Statement: A positive attitude may help us to overcome death with dignity. I. Death: An Inevitable Fate Human understanding of death seems to change throughout various human cognitive and physical developments; Preschool children, for example, are seemingly incapable or “normally do not understand the irreversibility of death” (Bee, 1:34) until they are about the age of ten. However, one can only understand the concept of death clearly by encountering the experience that somehow is related to death.