Brittany Manyard's Argument In Favor 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…
Stookey watched his father suffer for a week, wondering the whole time why such a painful and long procedure was the only option. In October 2015, he stated “ I wish doctor-assisted death had been available to my father… I wish I could say he looked at peace in death, but he did not. There was a disturbing look… It was a look that will haunt me… that said: ‘Where, Son - where my doctor son - was my hemlock?’” Patients should not have to die this way, and doctors should not be forced into a position where they can have to tell their patients death by dehydration is the only option. Many more doctors and patients will be forced into situations like this if euthanasia is not legalized soon. The training needs to begin for those in school now because not all students know how to empathize with patients or cope with prescribing a lethal drug. It takes lot of time to learn and understand that, time that cannot continue to be wasted. Current students, who may have to take a class on morals or ethics, if that, and professionals are not prepared for the euthanasia situation future they may very well encounter in their

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