Thesis Statement On Euthanasia

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ROOTS MILLENIUM SCHOOLS

Euthanasia: Interfering with life and death?

Amal Sikandar Ranjha

Table of Contents
1. Introduction………………………………………………………….. 3
2. Thesis……………………………………………………………………. 4
3. Types of euthanasia………………………………………………. 4
4. Literature…………….……………………………………………….. 5
5. Conclusion…………………………………………………………….. 7
6. Acknowledgements……………………………………………….. 7 Introduction
From cloning to genetically modified food to designer babies, humans have long been known to interfere with the way nature does things; humans have been modifying genes and improving the outlook in the pretext that it improves the quality of our lives. Humans also have a long history of interfering with and trying to control the more divine
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Voluntary Euthanasia:
Voluntary Euthanasia is the one in which the consent of the patient is usually taken and all actions are taken with the permission of the patient. The term is also referred to as ‘assisted suicide’ at times. This kind of euthanasia is legal in some countries.
2. Non-voluntary Euthanasia:
The second type of Euthanasia is Non-voluntary Euthanasia. It is when the life of the sufferer is taken without proper consent. This kind of Euthanasia is frowned upon in many countries over the world.
3. Involuntary Euthanasia:
The third and probably the most horrible type of Euthanasia is Involuntary Euthanasia. It is carried out without taking consent and it is usually against the will of the patient. This is even sometimes considered as a murder; therefore, it is illegal in all countries.
The above-mentioned types of Euthanasia can be further divided into two more major parts: Active and Passive Euthanasia. The hastening of the death of a person by active procedures such as deliberately overdosing on a medicine is known as Active Euthanasia. On the other hand, Passive Euthanasia is when death to a patient is brought by an omission. It is when the treatment necessary for the continuance of life is brought to an end. For example, ventilators or life support
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The prevalent human ethics have made this topic enormous and highly controversial to its core. People around the globe have opposing views as to what Euthanasia is, and whether it should be allowed or should the practitioners of euthanasia be punished. The National Health Service in the UK has declared it illegal to help someone take their life whatever the circumstances may be.
The one name that comes up most frequently when talking about Euthanasia is Dr. Jack Kevorkian, also sometimes referred to as Dr. Death. He made it his mission to travel across the United States of America, at his own expense, to help the people who considered that their lives were not worth living anymore and assist them in committing suicide. Most of the times, due to extensive suffering, most patients simply give up; with no hope left, they start to believe that the only way out of interminable pain and discomfort is to give up on their lives. Utter hopelessness makes them highly vulnerable and at the same time impulsive too. So, they easily fall victim to the temptation of ending up their own lives with just little assistance from people like Dr.

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