Essay about The Ethical Dilemma of Euthanasia
An incredibly controversial issue clouds the minds of millions of people everyday as death confronts them. The problem revolves around the ethics of euthanasia. Should medical assisted suicide be outlawed in all situations or under certain circumstances, could it be considered ethical? Do humans violate nature’s course with science and advanced technology by playing God? Why should doctors and families witness their loved ones suffer when the solution of euthanasia promises a painless death? Authors Andrea E. Richardson and David Miller of the articles “Death with Dignity: The Ultimate Human Right” and “From Life to Death in a Peaceful Instant” reflect upon their experiences and feelings …show more content…
David Miller in “From Life to Death in a Peaceful Instant” speaks about the hardships and trauma that his grandmother experienced after being diagnosed with emphysema. The disease contributed to her inability to use her neck muscles, to breath, and to speak. Miller doubts the doctors’ judgment in keeping such a person, who’s both suffering and serving no purpose to the world, alive.
Miller argues the