Essay about The Death Of Euthanasia And Euthanasia

908 Words Sep 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Mercy Killing
How could one force a person to live in a state where they are no longer present if their wishes are to pass on? Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, or Mercy Killing, is the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or an animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition. Most of those, who seek euthanasia are hopelessly ill and have no other option but to put an end to it. Either they stay alive and suffer from the side effects of their illness, or they decide to put an end to their suffering and choose the only other alternative, euthanasia.
Euthanasia comes from the Greek words Eu (good) and Thanatosis (death). There are five states now allowing patients to seek aid in dying: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont, and New Mexico. The history of euthanasia and assisted suicide has been around since the ancient ages. The ancients supported euthanasia, if it was done for the right reasons. In ancient Greece, suicide of the patient who was suffering extreme pain and had an incurable, terminal illness was made easy and for this reason, the physician gave medicine (a poisoned drink) to him.
The most punishing part of death is watching a loved one die due to unnecessary pain and agony. Our nursing homes and hospital’s intensive care units are filled with residents or patients dying and going through pointless…

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