Euthanasia And Our End Of Life Decision Essay

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Euthanasia and our end-of-life decision Dying is a subject that we rarely discuss because of mixed emotions it causes us to feel. When thinking or speaking about dying, we feel angry, sad, and uncertain. While we are faced with a series of emotions when discussing death, it can also be a time that we think of our end-of-life wishes should we become ill or incapacitated. By creating an advance directive we can provide our family with answers to questions regarding our end-of-life care. Although we can use an advanced directive to determine our care while we are of sound mind; in the event we become incapacitated, sustain life threatening injuries or even remain in a persistent vegetative state who determines our care? These are questions our family has to answer and determine the proper care we should receive if an advance directive is unavailable. Depending on the information that is provided by our physicians our family could opt for euthanasia. Euthanasia is a debated subject on ending a loved one’s life either by passively or actively. It can be a subject that is seen as ethically and morally wrong as a life is ending through the hands of another. Euthanasia should be made legal for terminally ill patients as it gives patients back their dignity, autonomy and ends their pain and suffering. As a healthcare administration student it is import to understand how the legalization of euthanasia will affect the health care system. In providing quality care and service to…

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