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  • Moral Permissibility Of Active Euthanasia
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    The Moral Permissibility of Legalizing Active Euthanasia To date, in the united States of America, active euthanasia has been seen as unacceptable in legal terms. However, the issue is not so clear in moral terms among the public, and especially among the medical community. In fact, nearly half of the doctors in the United States say that they would prescribe active euthanasia under certain circumstances. The law that prohibits active euthanasia restricts many people from doing what they feel mo...
  • Active Euthanasia And A Passive Euthanasia
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    James Rachels' Death and Dying James Rachels is one of the most controversial philosophers talked about in today's society. One of his most talked about topics is whether a person hasa right to die or not. Not much is known about Rachels expect for the many articles and books he has written. In the controversy of letting a person die or killing him, he does not try to explain which method is good and which method is bad. He however tries to explain why they both are bad to a certain degree. Rach...
  • Active Euthanasia From A Kantian Perspective Euthanasia
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    Active Euthanasia - From A Kantian Perspective Euthanasia is one of society's more widely debated moral issues of our time. Active euthanasia is; 'Doing something, such as administering a lethal drug, or using other ways that will cause a person's death. ' In the other hand, Passive euthanasia is; 'Stopping (or not starting) a treatment, that will make a person die, the condition of the person will cause his or her death. ' It seems that this one is not to debate, as much as the other one (activ...
  • Patient Take His Own Life
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    Physician assisted suicide is when a doctor helps a patient take his own life. This is basically what it is, but there are different types, some are considered to be good, some are murder. No matter what type it is, this is one heated topic in some forums of discussion. Some argue we have the right to life, but not death. I will describe basically what physician assisted suicide is composed of, and the various types of assisted suicide. Two categories divide the topic of physician assisted suici...
  • Suicide And Active Voluntary Euthanasia
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    Euthanasia can be considered one of the most prevalent problems when dealing with the ethics of patient treatment. Should people have the right to end their own lives when prolonging it will only cause them more pain? Should families who love someone so much, that they don't want to lose them, cause them more pain by keeping them alive. What makes that more ethically correct then letting them die? The more you look into this issue the more you see how contradictory people are when it comes to ma...
  • Territory's Rights Of The Terminally Ill Act
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    When we hear the phrase voluntary euthanasia people generally think of one of two things: the active termination of life at the patient's or the Nazi extermination program of murder. Many people have beliefs about whether euthanasia is right or wrong, often without being able to define it clearly. Some people take an extreme view, while many fall somewhere between the two camps. The derivation means gentle and easy death coming from the Greek words, eu - thanatos. Euthanasia was formerly called ...
  • Passive Euthanasia The Doctors
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    Legalizing euthanasia in the United States gives rights to the people. Rights to those who endure the irrefutable agony of pain and suffering, rights to those who want to be cured of their pain, and rights to those that struggle to end their suffering. Euthanasia is the answer to end their suffering. Doctors now are practicing passive euthanasia, which is just allowing their patient to stop taking their medication or taking them off respirators and life support. With passive euthanasia the docto...
  • Choice Of Active Euthanasia
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    A Personal Look at Euthanasia Recent debates over active euthanasia, 'killing' a terminally ill patient, in Holland, has raised 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 is only allowed in Holland, and it means that the doctor takes direct measures to put a patient to sleep, where as passive Euthanasia only involves stopping pill c...
  • Practice Of Active Euthanasia
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    Euthanasia is one of society's more widely, and hotly debated moral issues of our time. More directly, active euthanasia, which by definition, is; 'Doing something, such as administering a lethal drug, or using other means that cause a person's death. ' 1 Passive euthanasia, defined as; 'Stopping (or not starting) some treatment, which allows a person to die, the person's condition causes his or her death,' 2 seems not to be as debated, perhaps not as recognized, as it's counterpart. I have chos...
  • Opponents Of Voluntary Active Euthanasia
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    Euthanasia Euthanasia is the practice of mercifully ending a persons life in order to release the person from an incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. The word euthanasia derives from the Greek for good death and originally referred to intentional mercy killing. When medical advances made prolonging the lives of dying or comatose patients possible, the term euthanasia was also applied to a lack of action to prevent death. There are three practices that are involved with...
  • Mean Good Death Euthanasia
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    Death with dignity is to die with grace, in the knowledge that you are loved. (Mother Teresa) Dying with dignity has many interpretations. Some people think that dying with dignity is preventing one's self from becoming a human vegetable. Others, like Mother Teresa, believe that it is having the satisfaction of life to its fullest extent and leaving this world with the love of family and friends. However, Euthanasia is a controversial issue and in today's society, has no absolute answer. The wor...
  • Active Euthanasia
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    Euthanasia is the solution to one's pain and agony that couldn't be achieved by prolonging the life of a person through modern medicine. This merciful act is unselfish and is done willfully and not forsaking the gift of life that was given to them. Euthanasia, active or passive should not be confused with the act of suicide. Suicide is used as a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Euthanasia is a choice that someone would have to make on their own because they have God given free will. Th...
  • Case A Active Euthanasia
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    Everybody is going to die sometime, but for some, serious medical conditions only prolong the wait upon their deathbed. From newborn infants with severe handicaps, to elderly men and women diagnosed with hopeless amnesia, euthanasia has found a place in society since society's creation., and a boundary is begging to be drawn. Passive voluntary and active are the two mains forms of euthanasia. A cancer patient certain to die within a month may ask to have his or her respirator turned off and have...
  • Definition Of Active Euthanasia
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    WHAT DOES EUTHANASIA MEAN Isis Kearney ENG 121-019 September 22, 2000 WHAT DOES EUTHANASIA MEAN At some point in our lives we will all depart this fine world, but do we have to suffer until that day comes Unfortunately a vast majority of our society believes its wrong to consider euthanasia an option. Throughout history we have fought for the freedom of choice, like abortion, the right for woman to vote, and the right for gays and lesbians to marry, just to name a few examples. Euthanasia should...
  • Passive Euthanasia And Voluntary Active Euthanasia
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    The controversy surrounding euthanasia, and the arguments supporting or protesting the practice have raised serious concern and problems in the medical field for years, as well as society and the world as a whole. Many people may confuse euthanasia with assisted suicide, the difference is in euthanasia, one person does something that directly kills another. For example, a doctor gives a lethal injection to a patient. In assisted suicide, a non-suicidal person knowingly and intentionally provides...
  • Voluntary Active Euthanasia
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    It is my contention that Euthanasia should be available to those who are of a sound mind at the time of their decision, who suffer from a severe terminal illness. For the long-term patient, whose prognosis for their quality of life is poor and they cant live their life to it's fullest and the quantity of life has been shortened, they should be given the opportunity to exercise euthanasia. People who are suffering from the ill effects of medication that previously eased pain, and have lost the no...
  • Passive Euthanasia As Acceptable And Active Euthanasia
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    A Case for Active Euthanasia You hope the day never comes. Your spouse has been in ICU for three weeks, and the doctor has told you there is severe irreversible brain damage. The family is called for a meeting with the doctor to make a very hard decision. All options are addressed. The decision is made to remove all IV's, feeding tubes, and the ventilator. Weepy and grief-stricken, you sign a consent form, and sit by the bed for a day or two as your spouse passes away peacefully. This is not wha...
  • Opponents Of Voluntary Active Euthanasia
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    Euthanasia is the practice of mercifully ending a person's life in order to release the person from an incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. The word euthanasia derives from the Greek word for "good death' and originally referred to intentional mercy killing. It had been accepted by various groups or societies throughout history. However, as Christianity developed and grew, euthanasia became morally wrong and ethically abhorrent and is viewed as a violation of God's gif...
  • Euthanasia And Physician Assisted Suicide
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    Joel A Time To Die Active euthanasia is a necessary course of action and should be allowed as long as the decision is being made by the family members or the patient themselves. The American Medical Association claims active euthanasia is against it's policy, but improving the quality of life for a patient is, so what happens if the patients life could be made better by ending it? In a statement by the American Medical Association, they claim? the intentional termination of the life of one human...

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