Euthanasia-Discursive Essay

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“Euthanasia.”-Discursive Essay.

Euthanasia. Euthanasia, also known as “assisted suicide” is what happens when somebody takes their own life, or assists someone in taking theirs when the person is seriously ill or in extreme pain. It is loosely known as “mercy killing” as the patient is no longer suffering, hence it is sometimes allegedly compassionate.
But the question is, should Euthanasia be made legal in the United Kingdom?

There are two main types of Euthanasia - Voluntary and Non-voluntary. Voluntary euthanasia is carried out with consent from the patient whereas non-voluntary euthanasia is carried out without consent. The decision is made by somebody else because the patient is incapable of doing so.

The two medical
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For example, the “do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation” order which consists of a person asking not to be treated or resuscitated if their heart stops beating. Those in favour of Euthanasia often claim that this is a form of passive Euthanasia as it is denying the patient of potentially life-saving treatment. The main idea of

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