Essay on Should Active Euthanasia Be Active?

1000 Words Apr 15th, 2016 null Page
Active euthanasia is when someone takes the direct action to kill someone, it also can be described as “mercy killing “. It could be argued morally that active euthanasia is right due to the person only wanting to end the suffering of the patient. Therefore they are only acting off of what they feel is right. Yet if one believes in a higher power in certain religions killing is a sin, and is wrong no matter if the reasoning is for better judgement. Passive euthanasia is when someone allows another person to die without doing something. So withholding or withdrawal of help is considered “passive”. Morally this concept can be argued either to be wrong or right, because when the doctor is removing a ventilator upon the request of the family, this act is performing their job. While the act is not a personal choice or may not even be agreed upon, it is a simple act of following orders. Therefore the issue would stem from the patient / family, because they would have to make the choice that may ultimately lead to death.
Physician assisted suicide, is the killing of a person by the person 's own hands, only to be helped by the physician. It is stated that the physician’s involvement provides a type of social approval , to show that the case was handled with seriousness and was justified. Morally this concept can lead you in either direction because the doctor is considered to be helping the patient. However others can say that it should not be acceptable because it goes…

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