A REVIEW ON THE END-OF-LIFE CARE AND PRAGMATIC DECISION MAKING: A BIOETHICAL PERSPECTIVE

D. Micah Hester’s book End-of-Life Care and Pragmatic Decision Making: A Bioethical Perspective is a reviving examination of good issues encompassing look after the withering utilizing what he calls a profoundly experimental logic vigorously obliged to William James. For Hester, radical observation acknowledges as genuine any experience, and in this way necessitates all experience be … Read more

Moral Permissibility of Voluntary and Non-Voluntary Active Euthanasia

This paper will focus on discussing the moral arguments that are popular in the field of discussion on voluntary and non-voluntary euthanasia. I believe that argument that voluntary active euthanasia and non-voluntary euthanasia is not morally permissible is weak in its defense. This paper has been arranged into the following ways.I will first define the … Read more

Church, Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia

Church groups wrote to all members of Congress urging support for the Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1998. Excerpts follow: Swift enactment of this legislation is necessary due to a seriously flawed ruling by U. S. Attorney General Janet Reno… The ruling asserts that Oregon, by rescinding its own civil and criminal penalties for … Read more

Are Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Immoral

Euthanasia comes from the Greek word “Thanatos” meaning death and the prefix “eu” meaning easy or good (Russell 94). Thus, “eu-Thanatos” meaning easy or good death. In today’s society there are many disagreements about the rights and wrongs of euthanasia. Although death is unavoidable for human beings, suffering before death is unbearable not only for … Read more

Groups Opposing Active Euthanasia For Robert Wendland

On September 29, 1993, Robert Wendland, then age 42, was involved in a vehicle accident. He was in a coma for 16 months. In January 1995, Mr. Wendland came out of the coma, but he remains severely cognitively impaired. He is paralyzed on the right side. He communicates using a “Yes/No” communication board. He receives … Read more

Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide

Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide is a strongly debated subject. Euthanasia delves into moral, ethical, and personal issues, which is where most opposition comes into effect. Many of the people who oppose the right to die issue are the same people who oppose the death penalty and abortion issues. All these issues are life or … Read more

Euthanasia A Right to Die

By ruling euthanasia illegal, America’s justice system is violating one of our most natural rights, our freedom of choice. In all respects, the right to die is as natural as the right to live. Webster’s dictionary defines euthanasia as “an easy and painless death or an act or method of causing death painlessly. ” Euthanasia, … Read more

Argument Against Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone’s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily … Read more

Euthanasia, Whose Line Is It Anyways

The subject of Euthanasia is a heated battle, in which lines have been drawn between warring social, religious and political groups. Many people want this controversial institution erased from the volumes of lawful medicine, but others say that we should be able to choose our fates in extreme cases. Neither the lawmakers of the country … Read more

Assisted suicide (or Euthanasia)

Assisted suicide (or Euthanasia) is a topic undergoing serious debate. There exist two obvious and definite opinions regarding this controversy. The anti-euthanasia faction consist of: Conservative religious groups. They are often the same organizations that oppose access to abortion. Medical associations whose members are dedicated to saving and extending life, and feel uncomfortable helping people … Read more

Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Euthanasia is, according to Webster dictionary, the act of killing an individual for the reason of mercy. This paper will examen the issue of active and passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia is an intervention that would cause death to take place when it would not otherwise happen. Passive euthanasia is the decision to withold help from … Read more

The Two Types Of Euthanasia

Under current U. S. law, there are clear distinctions between the two types of euthanasia. One group of actions taken to bring about the death of a dying patient -withdrawal of life support, referred to by some as passive euthanasia- has been specifically upheld by the courts as a legal right of a patient to … Read more

The issue of euthanasia

A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone’s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily … Read more

Euthanasia is Not Murder

Debate continues over the issue of euthanasia long after the court decision concerning Dr. Kevorkian. Kevorkian has been aquitted of murder in his assisted suicide cases and the court has created precedent for the legalization of selecting death. Euthanasia does take place and is selected voluntarily by patients who are in great pain due to … Read more

Euthanasia in the United States

Euthanasia in the United States Every year two million people die in North America. Chronic illness, such as cancer or heart disease, accounts for two of every three deaths. It is estimated that approximately seventy percent of these people die after a decision is made to forgo life-sustaining treatment (Choice in Dying). In America and … Read more

Euthanasia, a very heated debate

In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means “easy death” but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite.  Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our societys fears toward death itself.  Above others, our culture breeds … Read more

Physician Assisted Suicide A Policy and Analysis

The mission of this hospital is rooted in our emphasis on the individual, and directed toward providing the highest level of autonomy, beneficance, comfort, healing, privacy and respect for the dignity of the patient. With these as our guiding principles, we evaluated Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) as a possible treatment option at this institution. We … Read more

Euthanasia: An Overview

There has been much debate in recent American society over the legality and morality of a patients right-to-die. Current legal statue prohibits any form of euthanasia, however, there are many moral and ethical dilemmas concerning the controversy. For the purposes of this essay, I will define euthanasia as the implementation of a decision that a … Read more

Euthanasia – One Of The Most Important Public Policy Issues

The word euthanasia is derived from the Greek word “eu” for good and “thantos” which means death and originally referred to intentional mercy killing. But the word it euthanasia has acquired a more complex meaning in modern times. Proponents of euthanasia believe that a dying patient has the right to end their suffering and leave … Read more

The Different Types Of Euthanasia

Whether to permit euthanasia is among the most argumentative legal and public policy questions in America today. The argument comes down to whether a patient has the legal right to ask their doctor to help them die when the end of life is near and the suffering is severe. I believe that if a person … Read more

Doctor-Assisted Suicide is Rare

A new survey published in the April 23 New England Journal of Medicine finds that few doctors have ever assisted a patient’s suicide — but that over a third would do so if the practice were legalized. “This is really not happening very often,” says survey co-author Dr. Diane Meier of New York’s Mount Sinai … Read more

Should One Be Allowed To Decide Whether To Live Or To Die

Euthanasia is a subject that has been debated for many years but it has still not come to a conclusion yet. Only some countries like Holland allow it. I think that euthanasia should be permitted everywhere because I believe that people have the right to control their own lives. There are a lot of moral … Read more

Death Penalty: Euthanasia

In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means “easy death” but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity’s fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds … Read more

Euthanasia Mercy Killing

Sue Rodriguez has reminded us all of our own mortality and our need to think carefully about the kind of society we want to live and to die in. Sue Rodriguez was known through the media, and her well spoken and eloquent speeches. People painfully in support of what she believed in, watched as her … Read more

No Easy Answers to Euthanasia

Recent debates over active euthanasia, “killing” a terminally ill patient, in Holland, has risen the question whether euthanasia is immoral or a simple human right. Doctors seem to have no doubt. They made an oath. The definition of Euthanasia depends on whether it is active or passive. Active Euthanasia i only allowed in Holland, and … Read more