Euthanasi Voluntary And Involuntary

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Can you imagine that you are lying in bed and feeling extreme pain, caused by disease, and you cannot do anything to stop it? No one would like to find themselves in such circumstances. Unfortunately, not every person spends the last days or weeks of life in a peaceful manner. Instead, there is a possibility of “uncontrolled physical agony and emotional distress” (Bruce and Boston 1). One of the ways of preventing suffering at the end of life is mercy killing, or euthanasia. There are two types of euthanasia – voluntary and involuntary. Involuntary, or passive euthanasia, occurs when a person is not able to give permission for his or her death, e.g. if the person is in a comatose condition; voluntary euthanasia is performed with a help of…show more content…
Some of the symptoms are intense somatic pain in the affected area, which can be the whole body due to fast spread of cancer. Studies show that pain can be controlled in “about 95 out of every 100 people” (Cancer Research 1). However, if the pain becomes chronic, in most cases there is no way to relieve it. Very young children have to suffer intensely for months while going through medical procedures with negative side effects. Although 30 to 50 percent of patients survive after Even if the “metastases to the bones” (Chicago Medicine), doctors usually can predict if child will live. If it is obvious that the child will not survive, why to cause great suffering by keeping him or her alive for a few months before the disease alone caused death? Another example of cancer with incapable physical and emotional pain is a facial tumor. It can be easily cured with surgery in its earliest stages; however, if the tumor grows aggressively fast it can cause difficulty swallowing and talking, and prolonged pain. It can also cause emotional pain due to the disfigurement of the disease and its treatment. Most people care about their appearance and seeing in what way cancer destroys their face can cause embarrassment, mental turmoil, and depression. For example, one study “described the last days of a “lovely, delicate,
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