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    Voluntary Euthanasia On the eve of June 25, 2005, Tony Nicklinson a father of two young children, suffered a brain-stem stroke so severe that he was diagnosed with locked-in syndrome, a condition said to be the closest thing to being buried alive. Tony’s conscious mind was put in a body with paralyzed vocal cords and unresponsive brain signals. To him and his family, Tony had died the night he had entered the hospital. But it wasn’t until almost seven years later on August 22, 2012 that Tony’s heart finally stopped beating and he ultimately passed away. For many years Tony was the face of the right to die movement. During the end of his life, he had fought hardly to ensure his right to death through voluntary euthanasia.…

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    Dr. Kallfelz PHI 3323 – 01 November 11, 2015 Euthanasia Euthanasia is directly or indirectly bringing about someone’s death for their own sake. There are four different types of euthanasia, such as voluntary euthanasia, non-voluntary euthanasia, passive euthanasia, and active euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia is when the patient or legal guardian agrees or requests euthanasia. Non-voluntary euthanasia is when the legal guardian agrees or requests to euthanasia while the patient is incapacitated…

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    Voluntary euthanasia or physician assisted suicide (PAD) is a heated topic and caregivers may be faced with discussing this option with a terminal patient and their family members. Like doctors, nurses also take an oath “to do no harm” so this topic may be difficult to reconcile as an option ("Florence Nightingale Pledge"). Practicing nurses need to know that in Washington, Vermont and Oregon, patients can acquire lethal prescriptions from their provider, this has commonly been known as Death…

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    The common law states anyone who assisted a person to bring about his or her death ought not to be subjected to criminal consequences even for those acting in a professional capacity, if found to be assisting or encouraging a person to commit suicide within their professional powers, they are likely to face prosecution in accordance with Section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961. In addition, if they are involved in arrangements amounting to euthanasia they will be prosecuted for manslaughter or murder.…

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    Voluntary Euthanasia should be legalized because a person should have a right to die with dignity rather than continue a life of pain and suffering. I believe that a tremendous ill patient has the constitutional right to decide whether they should continue to fit or not. There’s some illness a person cannot handle even with the best pain reliever, or when the person lost all the tolerance and control of his or her body. Euthanasia is the only compassionate solution. Euthanasia is basically…

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    If you knew you were dying while also know your death was going to be painful and long what would you do? It’s a hard decision either way you look at your choice. If you could end your life could you do it? With medical research in today’s society you almost know if you will die with the illness you have. “Voluntary active euthanasia refers to a clearly competent patient making a voluntary and persistent request for aid in dying” (Brock, 1999). It’s a good question many have done and some not. …

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    Ever since the late 1930s, euthanasia has been a very sore subject both for the courts and American society. The question of whether people who suffer from terminal illnesses should end their life early sticks in the mind of doctors and psychologists alike. In my opinion, voluntary active euthanasia is morally wrong and is nothing more than voluntary homicide. However, when the person who suffers from the terminal illness is no longer able to make decisions for themselves, and they no longer…

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    seek help in Euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as an act of putting to death painlessly or allowing a person or an animal to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures especially pain, disease, or condition. Many disagree with this interpretation,…

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    Non Voluntary Euthanasia

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    Euthanasia is a highly debated topic that has been brought up on numerous occasions. The most recent occasion, involving a young lady named Brittany Maynard who moved to Oregon to legally end her life with the help of a physician, is only one of many stories that circulate the topic of euthanasia. The discussion of euthanasia is often associated with abortion, mercy killings, and murder cases. As with most debated topics, there are people who stand firmly on either side of the issue, and those…

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    sufferings might be too much for some patients to bear. Thus, those individuals instead seek death to put an end to their torments. As such, the question on legalization of voluntary euthanasia has become an important yet controversial issue in Australia. This essay will discuss the arguments that are commonly used by both supporters and critics of such topic. Specifically, the paper will analyze the major concern on the violation of the sanctity of life as well as euthanasia’s involvement…

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