Essay about Euthanasi Euthanasia And Euthanasia

1516 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying), and doctor-assisted dying (suicide), and more loosely termed mercy killing, means to take a deliberate action with the express intention of ending a life to relieve intractable (persistent, unstoppable) suffering. There are two main classifications of euthanasia, Voluntary and Involuntary euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia- this is euthanasia conducted with consent. Involuntary euthanasia- this is euthanasia without consent. There are two procedural classifications of euthanasia, Passive euthanasia- this when life-sustaining treatments are withheld. Active euthanasia- lethal substances or forces are used to end the patient’s life. The history of Euthanasia began in the 5th century B.C.-1st century B.C. when Greeks and Romans tend to support Euthanasia before the coming of Christianity, attitudes toward active euthanasia, and suicide tended to be tolerant. In September 2016, First Belgian Minor Granted Euthanasia or physician assisted suicide. Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002 and two years ago amended the rules to permit doctor-assisted death for minors in a hopeless medical situation and with their explicit consent. (Euthanasia). It is believed that the first recorded aspects of nursing place the inception of the profession during the height of the Roman Empire, around 300 B.C. It was during this time that the Empire sought to place a hospital within every town under its rule. As such there…

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