Persuasive Essay Against Euthanasia

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Euthanasia Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, means to take a deliberate action with the intention of ending a life to relieve intractable suffering as stated from Nordqvist. Many view euthanasia as a painless way to help relieve patients of their terminal illnesses. Others disagree with this interpretation since a lethal substance is involved to terminate the patient's life. Regardless, assisted suicide allows patients to have more options in their health care, should be legal, and is financially beneficial.
Throughout the growing world of the medical field new surgeries, procedures, and medicines have been created. With these new ideas, not yet familiar, creates controversy. Euthanasia would allow patients to have a say in their medical lives, giving
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This would also inturn help hospitals with low budgets. Leading to less funding for hospital beds or staff. In a recent study it was found that patients average $12,373.55 on life support in the ICU. On average, patients survived another day in the ICU, two more days in the hospital, and all patients ultimately died (Heyland). Euthanasia is seen as a viable alternative of cost reduction in many aspects.
In conclusion, Euthanasia has plenty of positive outcomes as stated above. Patients should have a right to say what they believe is best for their health and medical procedures, and assisted suicide would give them this option. Although euthanasia is very controversial to some since it can be seen as devaluing a life, but assisted suicide is the patient's own decision. Euthanasia is also beneficial for the families and hospital by not forcing someone to continue on life support or other machines. All together Euthanasia would be a healthcare advancement in the medical

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