Euthanasi Active And Passive Euthanasia

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According to David Theo Goldberg, “Euthanasia involves terminating the life of an ailing person in order to prevent him or her further suffering” (459). The ending of one’s life should only be a last resort after having unbearable and untreatable illnesses. Euthanasia is classified into two categories which are active and passive. Goldberg also refers to active euthanasia as the ending of one’s life by administering a lethal treatment, while passive euthanasia is withdrawing treatment that may preserve life. More so, both active and passive euthanasia is classified into broader categories Voluntary, Non-Voluntary and Involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia must be requested by the patient, Involuntary are made by an indirect preference and Non-voluntary is neither requested or consented to.
While it is evident that both forms of euthanasia results lead to death, I am more so a strong supporter of active euthanasia because in many instances a patient decisions are conveyed (voluntary) either physically or verbally. Many patients that experience passive euthanasia are not able to communicate when attached to a machine because the conditions are way worst where they know nothing about what is happening (non-voluntary). Euthanasia is a moral choice because people should be able to act on their own sovereignty as they have their own view of life and death, they know the consequences and they know their rights. Many people have their own beliefs as it relates to life and death. While…
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