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  • Euthanasia Debate
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    The term Euthanasia comes from the Greek word for easy death. It is the one of the most public policy issues being debated about today. Formally called mercy killing, euthanasia is the act of purposely making or helping someone die, instead of allowing nature to take its course. Basically euthanasia means killing in the name of compassion. Euthanasia, can be either voluntary, passive, or positive, Voluntary involves a request by the dying patient or their legal representative. Passive involves, ...
  • Debate About Voluntary Euthanasia
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    The issue of voluntary euthanasia takes in medical, legal, ethical, political, individual and practical considerations. On one level, it is an academic debate, with experts battling it out about the pros and cons of assisted dying. It is also a religious debate, as people look to the teachings of their church for guidance on whether or not this could ever be permitted. On the medical front, doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff look to medical practice and ethics to inform their discussions...
  • People Against Euthanasia
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    The term euthanasia is the Greek word for "easy death". It is one of the most public policy issues being debated about today. Formally called "mercy killing", euthanasia is the act of purposely making or helping someone die, instead of letting nature take its course. Euthanasia can be split into three types; it can be voluntary, positive or passive. Voluntary is when there is a request by the dying patient or their legal representative. Passive involves, doing nothing to prevent death and just a...
  • Active Euthanasia
    503 words
    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 society's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However, the issue...
  • Anti Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide
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    One of the most controversial debates is whether or not Euthanasia should be legalized and whether or not it is humane. In my opinion, I believe that Euthanasia is definitely inhumane. A lot of people think that euthanasia or assisted suicide is needed so patients won't be forced to remain alive by being "hooked up" to machines. But the law already permits patients or their family to withhold or withdraw unwanted medical treatment even if that increases the likelihood that the patient will die. ...

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