Is Euthanasia A Assisted Suicide? Essay

719 Words Apr 6th, 2016 3 Pages
I chose to write my paper on Euthanasia which is also called assisted suicide. This is where physicians and doctors can help a person take deliberate action with the express intention if ending a life to relieve intractable suffering. So when they chose to end their life they use this was because it is known to be ending a life in a painless manner. There are many different countries where assisted suicide is against the law, and it is illegal to help someone kill themselves regardless of what their circumstances are. In the UK the maximum sentence for someone who helps with an assisted suicide is 14 years in prison and in the USA the laws vary in every state. There are two different classifications of euthanasia one which is Voluntary Euthanasia, which means it is conducted with consent and then there is Involuntary Euthanasia which is without consent, also there are two procedural classifications of euthanasia and they are Passive Euthanasia and Active Euthanasia, passive is when life sustaining treatments are withheld and active is lethal substances or forces are used to end the patient’s life conducted by their self or help by somebody else. People say that active is more controversial then passive because people are torn by religious, ethical, moral and that there are many arguments surrounding the issue. Euthanasia is written in the Hippocratic Oath and states that, “to please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death.” Suicide has…

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