The Pros And Cons Of Euthanasia

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Matters of life and death are often extremely controversial and difficult for people to agree on. Such is the use of euthanasia, “the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma” which is illegal in a majority of the world. While to some it seems inhumane and unethical, withholding the ability to choose from someone who is suffering or incapable of living their life can cause misery or resorting to other (dangerous) methods of death. Patients who fall within euthanasia criteria should be able to take comfort in knowing the choice is theirs. If they decide for it, euthanasia needs to become available as soon as possible because current doctors, medical students and graduate students …show more content…
Four more states did the same in the following 20 years. It is not for every coma case or terminal illness, but doctors and patients alike in those 5 states take comfort in knowing that the option is there, legally. Brittany Manyard was a 29 year old woman with a malignant brain tumor in Oregon who chose euthanasia in prescribed medication prescribed shortly after saying her “... glioblastoma is going to kill me, and that 's out of my control. I 've discussed with many experts how I would die from it, and it 's a terrible, terrible way to die. Being able to choose to go with dignity is less terrifying… I believe this choice is ethical, and what makes it ethical is it is a choice. The patient can change their mind... I feel very protected here…” The doctor was able to fufill Manyard’s wishes because he had the training, experience, and ability, legally, to do …show more content…
In the future, this list is is going to grow longer. Students in medial school today will at some point be forced to watch the suffering, misery, and torture that patients face. They will be unprepared or unable to handle it because they will not have had prior experience with such a situation. There are no classes or courses on familiarizing students with euthanasia, but there should be. By learning sooner than later about euthanasia, professionals will gain knowledge on one more aspect of their difficult jobs, legally. In fact, there have been cases where nurses and doctors have illegally administered euthanasia to patients who request it, at the mercy of the person. Legalizing euthanasia now allows future professionals to be familiar with the practice and be able to discuss with patients and families all options available, and lowers the amount of illegal activity done by medical professionals only fulfilling the patient and family

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