Active Non Voluntary Euthanasia

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"This is not a matter of life versus death, but about the timing and manner of an inevitable death." A quote by Marcia Angell a senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School. She viewed it as making people undergo immense misery and being careless of their requests to die is cruel and inhumane. Euthanasia in it's current description is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. Euthanasia is a very private choice that a person can make for various purposes. The moralistic and valued matters over euthanasia don’t take into interest the feelings of the person that is dying. They also fail to acknowledge the family's distress when it comes to having to suffer through watching someone they love perish. Voluntary Euthanasia is when a patient is fully aware and of the right mindset to make such an important decision. In various cases of voluntary euthanasia a patient might ask the doctor to turn off life support or ask for their medicine to be stopped. They also might start refusing food or just…show more content…
Active non-voluntary euthanasia is illegal in all countries in the world, however it's exercised in the Netherlands on small children due to an arrangement between doctors and district attorneys. Passive non-voluntary euthanasia which is stopping life support is legal in several countries, such as India, Albania, and various places in the US and is exercised in English medical centers. Non-voluntary euthanasia includes cases where the patient is in a coma, is an infant, senile, mentally incapacitated to a very serious degree, or seriously brain injured. This type of euthanasia the doctors will usually leave the choice to the patients family members or their significant other. An example of non-voluntary euthanasia would be the Baby Doe case which involved a newborn who had Down
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