Euthanasia Essay : Dying With Dignity

1285 Words Dec 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Dying with Dignity
I present to you a reality of intolerable suffering and torment with it’s not so distant relative, disease. Disease, who is often times incurable, malicious, seeking to make life intolerable, all the while inducing the hopeless to die. Indeed, even the rapid development of modern medicine does not assure the victim a means to cheat death. So if death is inevitable, what do we do to help those that fall under such circumstances? The answer is to let them decide to when and how to die, in other words, euthanasia. Although, it may seem euthanasia defies all ethnics and morals, it concedes terminally ill patients, the right to die with dignity and a means to unbearable suffering. Specialists, researchers, doctors, and legislators examine the likelihood of sanctioning assisted suicide, but before we get into depth about one of the most controversial subjects about health, it is important to highlight the several types of euthanasia and essentially, what it is. Medical journalist, Farrokh Habibzadeh states that euthanasia is "the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy" (Habibzadeh et al 224). There are also several permutations of euthanasia, passive euthanasia which is legal and commonly practiced in hospitals, stipulates the withdrawal of life support whether it’s done with or without consent, depending on the patient’s state. Considered to be a more…

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