Legalization Of Euthanasia Dying With Dignity

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Hira Khan
Instructor Vacca
ENGL 1301
11/17/2014
Words: 1920 words Legalization Of Euthanasia-Dying With Dignity Have you ever come across a word that if uttered can shake your soul? Give you goosebumps and make you repent your sins? The five-letter word “Death” completely fits this description. Death is unpredictable and you never know when you might be isolated from the world and be buried in a graveyard, the dark and gloomy underground arena where hidden atrocities of the earth await you, to consume you. It is unlike the warmth of your bed with the comfort of loved ones around. However, in some states of America like Oregon, Washington, Vermont, New Mexico and Montana, death can be made less
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Euthanasia is “The act or practice of ending the life of a person or animal having a terminal illness or a medical condition that causes suffering perceived as incompatible with an acceptable quality of life, as by lethal injection or the suspension of certain medical treatments.” Tracing back the history of how the concept of euthanasia emerged, we are made aware of various facts. It was during the Hippocratic Era when physicians had two obligations, one was to cure and the other to kill if no cure was available. However, euthanasia was first formally legalized in 1935 in Nazi Germany. The laws of euthanasia vary from country to country, however, there are some categories of euthanasia that are extremely unethical and oppose human rights. These include involuntary euthanasia, where the person who is euthanized is able to provide informed consent, but does not, either because they do not intend to die or because they were not asked. Non-voluntary euthanasia ,on the other hand, is performed against the patient 's will, this is illegal and unacceptable around the world. The only form that allows “the practice of ending a life in a painless manner” but with the consent of the patient is via voluntary euthanasia. There are various debates and arguments over the legalization of euthanasia. Opposing view points are mainly based on ethical,
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