Ethical Issues Related To Euthanasia

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“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” This is from the bible verse of Matthew 7:12 this quote relates to the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue. The dictionary meaning of Ethics is ”the rules of conduct recognised to a particular class of human action, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.” “thou shalt not kill” this is from the 10 commandment in the bible which reflects the contemporary ethical issue I will be discussing the church 's response about called Euthanasia. Mercy killing is another name for Euthanasia. The dictionary meaning …show more content…
A Moral Relativist is the people that acknowledge the fact the different people may have different belief/views on what is morally acceptable. They will know that some people in society will not agree on some issue, but neither judgement is right or wrong. This relates to Euthanasia because it meant that the relativist are open about hearing the views on the for and the against - Those who want to be euthanised, and the people who don 't want to be …show more content…
"Euthanasia is an act that requires two people to make it possible and a complicit society to make it acceptable." This quote explains that if Legalising euthanasia, how we die will not be a private matter of our independence and personal belief. Changing the law to allow doctors to euthanize people takes away their job and their role of caring for the sick as what the action they are doing is “killing” someone. Before legalising euthanasia we need to ask questions which are How will it affect us, the medical education and the society that we live in? What impact would the doctor role have if they are seen to carrying out euthanasia have on medical students and young doctors? Why would you legalize killing for one patient because they couldn 't handle the pain. If they can 't handle the suffering why don 't they leave the world themselves (suicide) rather than having someone live with the burden of killing them? Would the society you live in be safe? What happens if euthanasia is used incorrectly? A crucial value and attitude emphasised in medical staff such as doctors and nurses reject the deliberate use of inflicting death so they are able to keep the people’s and society’s trust in both the doctor and the role

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