Euthanasia In An Irreversible Coma Is Wrong

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In the world we live in today, hospitals, medical institutions, and health services all treat patients that are not only sick but also undergoing tremendous amounts of pain and suffering due to their suffering. While some patients have be cured of their diseases and sicknesses, others that are terminally ill are facing a difficult question of whether their life is worth living given the circumstances. Although this may seem rather ethical for the patient to choose, hospitals nowadays are also tasked with a taxing decision, “Is euthanasia, the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma, wrong? Is it ethical to, not only actively euthanize a patient, but also to passively, “allow Nature to take its course with [the patient]” and end the suffering of the patient.
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