Assess this argument: ‘Killing is wrong if and only if it deprives a person of a valuable future life; some terminally ill people do not have a valuable future life; so it is not wrong to kill them’. Voluntary euthanasia is the ending of human life and intentionally relieving pain that a patient is suffering due to a terminal illness such as cancer. By definition, diseases such as cancer, cannot be cured or sufficiently treated and are expected to result in the death of the patient within the near future. As they no longer see the remaining months left of their life valuable, ending their life now seems a rational request. Killing is a form of active euthanasia whereby a person is deliberately causing death of a patient.
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?
Physician assisted suicide should not be legalized for the simple fact many would give up and take the easy way out. There is currently a pervasive assumption that if assisted suicide and/or voluntary euthanasia (AS/VE) were to legalized, then doctors would take responsibility for making the decision that these interventions were indicated, for prescribing the medication, and (in euthanasia) for administering it .Richard Huxable remarks “that homicide law encompasses various crimes, so prosecutors can choose charges to suit the circumstances. Yet one thing is clear: mercy killing is still killing, equally, murder is murder” Physician assisted suicide is nothing more than cold blooded
From the con side of the topic Physicians legally and morally should not assist in suicide of terminally ill patients. This simple fact could boil down to the simple fact that suicide is suicide and it is morally wrong. A lot of countries around the world feel as though this is not moral and this why it is illegal in a vast majority of countries around the world. You could argue that this goes against a doctor’s job. The medical person who is administering the drug is not doing their job as a doctor, which is to help people not kill
Response Essay Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Itʼs Murder in the First Degree In the essay, “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Itʼs Murder in the First Degree,” Autumn Buzzell claim that active euthanasia is intensely wrong. It is a murder and should not be allowed since it is unnatural and extremely unethical. Moreover it should be against both the law of nation and the law of the heart. Therefore, an unnatural death shouldnʼt be legalized. I am in the same side with Autumn Buzzell that euthanasia is wrong and should be banned.
The Dalai Lama talks about “Compassion”. The way to understand compassion in this situation does not mean forgiveness or to forget what the murderer did and let him free. Here, compassion means to put aside the feelings we have for the one related to us and become impartial to listen to the reasons the murderer has to have killed this person. This impartiality would help us not to follow what The Torah suggests. The Torah suggests the death of a murderer.
In the reading, “Brock grants that voluntary euthanasia, whether active or passive, is the deliberate killing of an innocent person” (164). In a sense, he states this may not always be wrong and also explains that when actively killing someone who wants to die really is not different from just allowing a patient to die, on a moral basis. He argues, on the premises of permitting euthanasia, that the potential good consequences outweigh the potential bad
There are many pros and cons to the subject of assisted suicide and euthanasia. The laws are created to protect the patient from abuse and from unethical doctors and other people. The laws are not there to made people suffer in anyway. When looking at assisted suicide and euthanasia, you realize it is not a private act. The patient is unable to obtain the necessary drugs or materials by themselves.
A difficult question facing society today is the legalization of euthanasia, another word for mercy killing. Euthanasia is a method of causing death painlessly to end suffering. People who are in a coma because of accidents and elderly people who are terminally because of incurable diseases are being kept alive by artificial means. They have no chance to recover, but American laws do not allow doctors to end their lives. Although many people feel that doctors must do everything possible to keep their patient alive.
The Hippocratic oath also states” I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, who’s illness may affect the patients family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems if I am to care adequately for the sick.“ A great deal is lost in the modern world but health care practitioners and patients should never forget what its all about, its all about reliving of suffering and enhancement of opportunities for a meaningful life, not that of intentional termination of