Euthanasia Essay : Euthanasia The Right

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Euthanasia the right to die whit dignity

Euthanasia is one of the most historically debated, discussed topics in medicine, law and ethics. Doctors, religious, lawyers and relatives of terminally ill patients, leave testimonials that make us reflect on the topic. Right to die with dignity or live with pain and suffering? A question that we do ask when we live experiences of loved ones who suffer daily pain, having an undeserving life.
Euthanasia is currently referring to the act of ending the life of an ill person by his wish or by a third party, in order to minimize physical suffering and to avoid a painful death.
Euthanasia is a challenge from the ethical point of view and also from the legal. Some terminally ill patients ask to be left to die with dignity so their pains can disappear. Therefore, a dilemma for physicians and family members who must adopt a final decision is presented.
Before continuing with this topic it is important to define the term euthanasia and how this topic caused so much controversy. The term euthanasia comes from the Greek "Eu" (good) and "Thanatos" (death). Euthanasia is any act or omission of treatment, this decision causes the immediate death in order to avoid unbearable suffering or artificial prolongation of life, this responsibility many times lies in the hands of medical staff or individuals close to the ill “The word "euthanasia" was first used in a medical context by Francis Bacon in the 17th century, to refer to an easy, painless,…
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