Euthanasia As A Deliberate Act

1728 WordsNov 6, 20157 Pages
“Euthanasia is defined as a deliberate act undertaken by one person with the intention of ending life of another person to relieve that person 's suffering and where the act is the cause of death.”(Gupta, Bhatnagar and Mishra) Many people believe this as a mercy killing. Euthanasia may be voluntary, non voluntary and involuntary. When a terminally ill patient wants to end his or her life, it is called voluntary euthanasia. Non voluntary euthanasia occurs when the suffering person never wanted nor requested to end their life. Non voluntary euthanasia happens when a patient is in a persistent vegetative state, comatose state, or has mental conditions. Involuntary euthanasia is conducted when treatments of such are against the will of the patient. Euthanasia can be either passive or active. Passive euthanasia means life sustaining treatments are not given and nothing is done to keep the patient alive. “Active euthanasia occurs when a physician does something by giving drugs or substances that ends a patient’s life”. (Medical News Today) All humans have different ideas, values, opinions, and beliefs depending on what culture, religion and the society we come from. These differences also change our beliefs whether we allow ourselves to go to the doctor and get a simple influenza shot, and also adults will not let doctors perform unnatural acts or artificial medical injections nor surgeries. People who are against euthanasia view it as murder and that we must respect the value of
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