Euthanasi Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide Be Legal Essay

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“I’d rather be dead than be in a wheelchair, or need a respirator to help me breathe” ("Right to Die: Should Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Be Legal). Terminally ill patients often state they’d be better off dead. Euthanasia is a quiet, painless death used for terminally ill patients. Terminally ill patients are those patients who cannot be cured and are already at great risk of dying. Terminally ill patients only have a life expectancy of six months or less. Although euthanasia would end suffering, there are fears that euthanasia would become a means of health care containment. To allow a terminally ill individual to end their life is the only humane and compassionate choice (Chand). Euthanasia should be the choice of the patients. Euthanasia is the act of ending the life of a person having a terminal illness or a medical condition that causes suffering perceived as incomplete with an acceptable quality of life, as by lethal injections or the suspension of certain medical treatments (Euthanasia). Euthanasia is also sometimes known as Mercy Killing (History and Debate of Euthanasia). Voluntary euthanasia is the killing of a patient at his or her request in the belief that death would be a benefit (Gormally). Active euthanasia is the process of performing an action, such as administering a lethal injection (Nordqvist). Pain is the most visible sign of distress among patients receiving care, euthanasia is a process that would end all the pain in a painless manner…

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