The Pros And Methods Of Euthanasia

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Should people embrace euthanasia as one of the methods of inducing one to a “merciful death?” There are several reasons why people would argue for and against euthanasia. The process of inducing somebody to death can seem unimaginable but it is emerging as one of the most preferred mode for death particularly for patients with terminal illnesses and whose chances of survival are very low. Terminal illnesses take a great toll on the health of a person, and this presents with signs such as hopelessness and despair about getting back to normal and brisk health. Therefore, there is need to argue why it is justified to have people get induce to death when their quality of life deteriorates. This article presents the argument of why it is justified …show more content…
This states that euthanasia is a widespread practice which is not practiced by one person and therefore there is need to regulate euthanasia properly (Rich, 1997). Furthermore, this argument states many of the practices used to end life are different types of euthanasia in all, but the name is just different. For example, if a person’s heart stops beating, the medical personnel taking care of them should not practice of attempting to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation if the patient had not request for the same to be done. This is therefore seen as a form of euthanasia. Therefore, having said that, “Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation” (DNACPR) is a passive type of euthanasia because a person is denied treatment that could have gone a long way in saving their life (Rich, …show more content…
The Bentham principle of utility recognizes the key role of pain and pleasure in life. Secondly, it approves or disapproves of an action on the basis of the amount of pleasure or pain brought with it, the consequences of both pain and pleasure. Thirdly, the principle equates good with pleasure and pain with evil. Fourthly, it asserts that pleasure and pleasure a capable of quantification and therefore can be measured. Therefore in this theory, it means that if the patient, who is terminally ill or is in critical condition is not put on euthanasia, it because a source of evil and pain to the person (Klampfer, 2001). Furthermore pleasure is seen as more rewarding as compared to pain. Therefore there is need to choose what pleases the patient of the family’s patient, and with regard to euthanasia, they can choose to end the life of their loved one. This is because euthanasia seeks to meet what pleases the patient and the family members of the

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