Essay about The Controversial Issue Of Euthanasia

1225 Words Mar 18th, 2016 null Page
One of the controversial issues and a prominent infringement on the right to life is euthanasia. Euthanasia is “An action or an omission which, of itself or by intention, causes the death of handicapped, sick, or dying persons.” Euthanasia is promoted and practiced by doctors and people with the underlining concept that just as every person has the right to life, it follows that they too have the right to end their own life. This sounds like suicide, but what makes the key “distinction” between suicide and euthanasia is that euthanasia is done by a physician at the dying or suffering person’s request by omission to it or direct action for the sake of mercy. Let us merge into the underlining ideology of euthanasia and see what is at the heart of its end and goal. Similar to most controversial topics, it is important to first state what the particular subject is and when it applies and when it does not. We have stated that euthanasia is a direct action or omission that causes the death of another. When analyzing the case of an ill patient close or prone to death, there present are means of care for the patient. These means of care are categorized between ordinary and extraordinary means. The best way to explain ordinary and extraordinary means is through a real life example. An injured person from a car crash in the intensive care unit would have means of care administered to him. Even though he will be bedridden for at least a month until recovery, assisted feeding would…

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