Ethical Essay-Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

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Euthanasia
“Euthanasia, also called mercy killing, is an act or practice of painlessly putting a person’s death by withholding treatment or withdrawing artificial life-support measures.” (Britannica, 2016) Even though there is not enough restrictions in most countries, euthanasia is still considered as either a suicide or murder. However, that depends on the situation. Under the law, a physician can decide whether or not to prolong a patient’s life in cases of extreme suffering, therefore, a physician is allowed to provide drugs to patients in order for them to relieve their pain even if it shortens the patient’s life.
In the late seventeenth century, the idea of euthanasia was accountable to Socrates, Plato, and the Stoics which influenced
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Alongside the development and progress of medicine, Diaconescu mentioned, “The scientific development of these medical techniques raises complex issues and engenders debates: social debate regarding the high cost of treatment in terminal phases, ethical debate because the struggle for life is a fundamental requirement for our societies and medical ethics in particular.” In these situations, we can definitely prove that physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are a lot more complex, legally and morally. The question for the right to the individual’s autonomy and the self-determination of the subject with regards to a person’s body is still up for a debate up to this …show more content…
It has been a long journey of conflict on whether or not to pass the right to die legislation or not around the world. This issue is very complex. Though however, the vast majority of the population in the united states has been very lenient I’ve applied what I’ve learned from my research and the wise option would be to pass the right-to-die legislation in contemporary united states. The source that impacted me the most was called, “The Shadow Side of Assisted Suicide” by James Breslow. This article allows it readers to remind everyone that the right to physician aid in dying is not a spreading infection that will distress those who deplore it. This made me believe strongly that people shouldn’t make decisions for other people. They can only make it for themselves. It is not right to force someone else to live just because they can’t bear the pain or they can’t afford to see their loved ones suffering. It is up to the patient if he’s willing to break the barrier between giving up or the cultural dilemma that he will

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