AS Euthanasia

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  • AS Euthanasia
    • Passive- to allow a patient to die by withdrawing medical treatment
    • Active- to take action  designed to end a patient's life
    • Two main forms of euthanasia
      • voluntary - this means causing a patient's death by consent has been given
      • non- voluntary- this is killing a patient who is not able to express his/her wishes about dying or not
    • Euthanasia in the UK
      • As the law stands in the UK, Active Euthanasia will be accused for assisting suicide or for murder.
    • Case Study
      • Diana Pretty
        • Diana desperately wanted a doctor or her husband to help her to die. The British courts did not accept her arguments.
    • Arguments  for and against Euthanasia
      • FOR
        • The Quallity of life. If there is only suffering in ones life, there is no idea of life.
        • Euthanisa  will end suffering.   As death is  painful
        • It shortens  the suffering caused to the patient's family. Terminal illness can have a massive impact upon the emotional physical and psychological well-being of the family
      • AGAINST
        • Sanctity of  life. the belief that human life is sacred and therefore, no person has the right to take their own life. euthanasia challengers Gods will.
        • When a person asks for death can we be sure that the person isn't crying out in despair, rather than making a definitive decision
    • religious  views on euthanasia
      • Christianity
        • Against :         -Christians support the sanctity of life argument. God is the creator of life.                        -Ten  Commandment refers (do not kill) euthanasia it allows killing others
        • For;                -Christians       argue that the old testaments   refer to to " you shall not murder"  murder implies an intention to cause harm to another person.           -some Christians believe they fulfilling there religious duty. "to honour your father and mother" by respecting their wishes to die
  • Diana desperately wanted a doctor or her husband to help her to die. The British courts did not accept her arguments.
  • Arguments  for and against Euthanasia
    • FOR
      • The Quallity of life. If there is only suffering in ones life, there is no idea of life.
      • Euthanisa  will end suffering.   As death is  painful
      • It shortens  the suffering caused to the patient's family. Terminal illness can have a massive impact upon the emotional physical and psychological well-being of the family
    • AGAINST
      • Sanctity of  life. the belief that human life is sacred and therefore, no person has the right to take their own life. euthanasia challengers Gods will.
      • When a person asks for death can we be sure that the person isn't crying out in despair, rather than making a definitive decision
  • Against :         -Christians support the sanctity of life argument. God is the creator of life.                        -Ten  Commandment refers (do not kill) euthanasia it allows killing others

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