Essay about Euthanasia And Non Voluntary Euthanasia

1249 Words Oct 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Euthanasia is a medicinal practice that ending a life for getting rid of torment. In academia field mercy killing is also called Euthanasia. Like all things that deal with life and death, it has been a controversial subject of debate due to its seems to violate a person 's fundamental right to live.There are three different ways to achieve this goal, which including voluntary Euthanasia, involuntary Euthanasia and non-voluntary Euthanasia. When the patient refuse the painful medical treatment and refuse to eat and ask for help with dying, this situation is called voluntary Euthanasia. As a law, voluntary euthanasia is accepted in a number of countries, including some states in the United States and in Canada. Non-voluntary euthanasia would entail the intentional killing of a person not capable of granting his or her consent. The person cannot make a decision or cannot make their wishes known. This includes cases where: the person is too young, like a very young baby. Or the person is mentally retarded to a very severe extent, or the person is severely brain damaged.(Voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, BBC) Involuntary euthanasia would entail the intentional killing of a person who expressly withheld his or her consent. (Paterson, Craig) For example, A soldier has their stomach blown open by a shell burst. They are in great pain and screaming in agony. They beg the army doctor to save their life. But the doctor knows that they will die in ten minutes whatever happens. As…

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