Euthanasia Is Morally Permissible? Essay

1100 Words Dec 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Euthanasia
Euthanasia is known as the deliberate killing of a person or persons; usually by doctors in hospitals through a lethal dose. These patients are mainly those who suffer from critical incurable ailments or those who have been in the state of deep coma for a very long time to the point that all hope of them ever recovering is no more. The belief is that these patients are suffering and by killing them painlessly they are relieved. The aim of this paper is to discuss; if there is such a thing as a "good death" and if there is what would constitute such a departure if there are any circumstances under which it is morally permissible to end your life. If so, what are they if not, why not, if there are any circumstances under which it is morally permissible to end another person’s life (in order for them to have a real death) and if so, what are they if not, why not and finally if euthanasia is morally permissible and what the difference is between using euthanasia and letting someone just die a natural death through suffering.
The question of whether there is such a thing as “a good death” has been there for a very long time. Attempts to figure out what constitutes a good death has often lead to more questions. However, not all deaths are sad; people always prefer some deaths to other deaths. No one likes to suffer; therefore everyone would always go for the type of death where they would die without going through much pain. Death in the sleep is preferred to death by…

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