Ethical Implications Of Euthanasia

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This research paper attempt to identify the implications of practicing euthanasia. The ethics and moral perspective, and how these values can impact an individual life personally, culturally, and socially. Euthanasia may be described as the merciful way to die, assisted-suicide or a self-homicide. In the modern era euthanasia may be a distinction between dying with dignity or committing a justifiable suicide. The purpose of this paper as well is a brief overview of euthanasia’s four categories known as voluntary, involuntary, active and passive. While presenting a case example of a presume involuntary euthanasia. The seven-year legal battle was considered one of the most well-known and a debated case regarding a person’s right-to-die. Therefore, to believe that it is the individual’s self-autonomy to die as he or she wishes has become controversial and disputable. Then, euthanasia may be described as the merciful way to die, assisted-suicide or a self-homicide. Keywords: Euthanasia, voluntary, involuntary, active and passive, ethics and moral values, the right-to-die

Understanding Euthanasia
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However, a matter of life and death is not as simple as it may appear. To believe that it is the individual’s self-autonomy to die as he or she wishes has become controversial and disputable. On one side is the terminally ill patient with the choice to die, on the other side is the patient’s loved one’s grief, and in between these two sides, is the physician and healthcare team who have to evaluate the rationale of such decision. Furthermore, the practice of euthanasia holds various ethical, moral and religious values. Then, euthanasia may be described as the merciful way to die, assisted-suicide or a

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