Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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PURPOSE
The purpose of this paper is to talk about the process Euthanasia. This topic has been hotly debated for some time now. Some people do not necessarily know about the process and just assume that since you are “assisting a patient to die,” that it is wrong and should be illegal. My paper helps to give better insight into the world of euthanasia and how the people of this generation view it by including some statistics. This paper also highlights some case studies involving euthanasia as well as the reasons given by some people during the arguments for and against euthanasia. Frequently asked questions concerning euthanasia will also be covered in this paper.

INTRODUCTION
Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering from an incurable disease or an irreversible coma. Euthanasia can also be referred to as mercy killing. It can also be described as the intentional painless killing of a patient by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit.

Brief History
It is believed that euthanasia started in ancient Greece and Rome around the fifth century B.C. Even though doctors were supposed to follow the Hippocratic Oath, “I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan,” many did not and therefore would end up giving patients poison if they asked them to. During the Middle Ages, euthanasia was pretty much out of the question. If a person committed suicide, the law

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