The Issue Of Mercy Killings Essay

2484 Words May 13th, 2016 10 Pages
Throughout this paper the four bioethical principles will be discussed on the issue of mercy killings, more commonly known as euthanasia. When talking about the rights and the wrongs of legalizing euthanasia across America. We know about the becoming laws in America on legalizing euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, but what are the laws in other countries? Do they follow similar laws as America or has it been legalized? Is it morally correct to legally allow someone to end their own life even if they are suffering? Should a person who is suffering as for the help of a physician to commit suicide? Is so, should the physician agree to help the person or should they have the authority to say no? The example given is Dr. Jack Kevorkian; he was the famous pathologist that helped over 130 people commit suicide. However, what is the family reaction to one committing suicide by euthanasia or physician assistance. Do they agree or disagree with the persons’ choice? Lastly, how are the patients treated throughout the process? Most people are against others openly killing themselves and look down upon those who think about killing themselves.
Euthanasia is known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying), doctor-assisted dying (suicide), and more loosely termed mercy killing, means to take a deliberate action with the express intention of ending a life to relieve intractable (persistent, unstoppable) euthanasia, when they ask their doctor for pills or for the…

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