Personal Essay: The Three Different Types Of Euthanasia
An example of nonvoluntary euthanasia would be if a doctor gives a lethal injection to an incompetent person who is suffering a great deal but never told his wishes to the physician when they were competent. Lastly is involuntary euthanasia. This type of euthanasia is done to a competent person or is against the individual 's wishes expressed in advance. An example would be a son giving an overdose to his mom who is suffering from cancer, but that was never his mom’s wishes. Although these are very clear definitions of all the different types of euthanasia, there are still blurred lines between involuntary and voluntary euthanasia and then the term assisted suicide. Suicide is an act of one intentionally killing oneself, but when assisted is put in front, people see it as someone providing assistance by supplying a person with the right tools to commit suicide. Assisted suicides have less legal sanctions than if one were to kill someone else even if it were to stop the pain and suffering of a terminally ill disease or sickness of an individual and can be called, “euthanasia.” Although assisted suicide and euthanasia have different definitions there is still a fine line between both words.