Euthanasia, Non Voluntary, And Involuntary Euthanasia Essay

1001 Words Oct 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Euthanasia is the act of a physician or other third party ending a patient 's life in response to severe, persistent and untreatable pain and suffering ( Morrow, 2016). Throughout the world we live in today this is a very touchy subject and has brought about a number of moral dilemmas, such as that people have a right to self-determination, and should definitely have the right to decide their own fate, or helping an individual with the knowing and accepting of their death is better than allowing them to continuously suffer. The main question surrounding this hot controversy is whether this process is ethical or not; should human beings have the right to decide on issues of life and death? When further looking into the different types of euthanasia, the ethical issues raised by each type, and the laws in the state of New York regarding euthanasia, I come to conclude that I am completely against this process. Types of Euthanasia There are three different types of Euthanasia. They are Voluntary Euthanasia, Non-Voluntary, and Involuntary Euthanasia. There is also a difference between active and passive euthanasia.
Voluntary Euthanasia Voluntary euthanasia is euthanasia performed with the patient 's consent
Non-Voluntary and In-Voluntary Euthanasia Non-voluntary euthanasia occurs when the person is unable to give their consent. The patient is unconscious and cannot make the important choice between…

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