Euthanasi The Death Of One 's Self

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Euthanasia can be defined as the death of one’s self in the medical field. It can be further defined as the intentional death of someone to relieve pain from an incurable disease. This process is illegal all over the world with the exception of a few places here and there. The word euthanasia originates from the Greek language; ‘eu’ means ‘good or well’ and ‘thanatos’ means ‘death’, therefore euthanasia literally means ‘good death’. There was a huge ordeal in history that happened that revolved around euthanasia. The holocaust involved the Nazis performing involuntary euthanasia on the Jewish people they were attempting to eliminate. Euthanasia is an extremely controversial topic all over the world. There are many different types of euthanasia. These types include active, passive, voluntary, involuntary, indirect, and physician-assisted suicide. Active euthanasia is when there is use of lethal substances administered by lethal injection or other ways. Active euthanasia is where most of the bad views on euthanasia come from. Passive euthanasia is natural by letting the person die by withholding treatment or withdrawing treatment. Voluntary euthanasia is when the patient requests to be put out of his misery by euthanasia. Involuntary euthanasia can be defined as murder; it is where the consent of the patient is not given because of the condition they are in and euthanasia is still performed. Indirect euthanasia is where the drugs that are taken by the patient, such as pain…

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