Essay about Euthanasi Why Is Death Dark?

1118 Words Nov 12th, 2014 5 Pages
William DiRicco
Prefessor Kiehn
English 302
12 November 2014
Euthanasia: Why is Death Dark?
“Eu thanatos” is the Greek origin for Euthanasia, which means “good death”. Euthanasia has come to mean the intentional ending of a life because the person would be better off dead. If you are an existentialist, you believe that God will not interfere with your personal decisions; and whichever decision is made is your own responsibility. If you believe Euthanasia is moral for you under one circumstance then it is okay under all circumstances and it is moral for anyone to do it. Euthanasia has four types. Voluntary means that the patient has either directly requested it himself or while involuntary is decided by a physician or family member. In active euthanasia, medical personnel directly administer a lethal injection. The definitions for voluntary and involuntary still apply. Passive euthanasia is typically not as controversial and involves withholding treatment by the patient’s request (Rachels, 78). All types of euthanasia should be legal because we have the right to make our own decisions with regard to our own bodies. When it comes to passive euthanasia, we have the right to refuse treatment. It is our free will and only we alone are faced with the consequence of our action. Therefore, one can also decide for us in the case we are in an unconscious state to remove us from any sort of treatment. This is generally accepted by individuals and physicians. If we allow passive…

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