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Euthanasia is defined as, ???The act or practice of putting to death painlessly a person suffering from an incurable disease.??? Today, the practice of euthanasia causes great controversy. I strongly believe that Euthanasia should be allowed as will be seen in the paragraphs below.
Legalizing euthanasia would help ease suffering of terminally ill patients. It would be inhuman and unfair to make them endure the unbearable pain. In case of individuals suffering from incurable diseases or in conditions where effective treatment wouldn??™t affect their quality of life; they should be given the liberty to choose induced death. It provides a way to relieve extreme pain. It provides a way of relief when a persons quality of life is low. Keeping someone in pain and suffering is not loving, it is evil. Euthanasia can be the most loving action, and the best way of putting agape love into practice. It can quickly and humanely end a patient??™s suffering, allowing them to die with dignity. It can help to shorten the grief and suffering of the patient??™s loved ones by sparing the agony of watching their loved ones suffer a slow and painful death. The motive of euthanasia is to “aid-in-dying” painlessly and thus should be considered and accepted by law. Although killing in an attempt to defend oneself is far different from mercy killing, law does find it worth approving. Most people would have their pets put down if they were suffering ??“ this would be regarded as kindness. Why can??™t the same kindness be given to humans
Secondly, Euthanasia also frees up medical funds to help other people. In an attempt to provide medical and emotional care to the patient, a doctor does and should prescribe medicines that will relieve his suffering even if the medications cause gross side effects. This means that dealing with agony and distress should be the priority even if it affects the life expectancy. Euthanasia follows the same theory of dealing with torment in a way to help one die peacefully out of the compromising situation. Euthanasia also known as physician-assisted suicide in the medical world involves a physician providing medication to assist the suffering patient who knowingly chooses to end his or her life. Every reasonable person prefers that no patient ever contemplate suicide with or without assistance. With the recent improvement in pain management have begun to reduce the number of patients seeking such assistance. However, there are some patients who experience terrible suffering that cant be relieved by any of the thearapeutic or painkilling techniques medeicine and nursing have to offer, and some of those patients seek deliverance. I think we should not turn away from patients who are suffering and are desperately seeking help. If patients seek such help it is cruel to leave them to fend for themselves, weighing options that are both traumatic and uncertain, when humane assistance could be made available. Protections and laws can be put into place Euthanasia should be a natural extension of patients rights allowing him to decide the value of life and death for him or her. Maintaining life support systems against the patients wish is considered unethical by law as well as medical philosophy. If the patient has the right to discontinue treatment why would he not have the right to shorten his lifetime to escape the intolerable anguish Ultimately, if the physician has exhausted all reasonable pain management measures, it is the patient and only the patient who can judge whether death is harmful or a good to be sought. Isn??™t the pain of waiting for death frightening and traumatic Health care cost is and will always be a concern for the family irrespective of euthanasia being legalized.
Every person in the world has the right to decide how and when they should die. It is another case of freedom of choice. God gave humans free will. We should be allowed to use free will to decide when our lives end. ???Do to others as you would have them do to you???. How would you want to be treated Wrong to keep people alive beyond their natural life span (e.g. life support machine). God has said ???Do unto others as you would have them do to you??™. If you were suffering you may want your life to end.