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Euthanasia

Definitions
`The intentional ending of a life with the purpose of relieving suffering' (James
Nelson and Juliana Mc Niece)
`Well death' or `Easy death' (M. Dominic Beer)
`Termination of human life by painless means for the purpose of ending severe
physical suffering' `Mercy killing' (Joe Jenkins)
`An action or…

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Why Voluntary: For Argument
Don't lose dignity through suffering
Relieves family stress
Abuse of human right to deny a person concern over their own life
Death is preferred to the continual suffering
Feel they put pressure on the economy and cant afford to live
All medical means are exhausted

Why…

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Law on Euthanasia in the Netherlands
No actual law on euthanasia is Netherlands stating it's either legal or illegal, if a doctor
cannot be prosecuted if:
The request if from the patiententirely free ad voluntary
Request is well considered, durable and persistent
Patient is experiencing intolerable suffering with no prospect…

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Diane Pretty aged 43:
Suffered from motor neurone disease her mind is as sharp as ever, but her
muscles are inactive, has to communicate through a voice keyboard, but no
communications was possible near the end of her life as her muscles complete
seized
In a wheelchair and feel through…

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Resuscitation is recognised as inappropriate but not euthanasia
Only God has the right to take life
Suffering has a value
Hospice movement means there is no need for euthanasia as people received
palliative care and can die in dignity
`Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God... it…

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ProLife Alliance
Utilitarian view of human life rather than viewing all human life as uniquely
created and deserving of absolute respect. Still view human life as something to
cherish
Supports the extension of largescale funding of hospices that provide care for
terminally ill adults. Children and infants


































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Critical Analysis for Euthanasia

`Dealing with dying patients and relatives is one of the most demanding aspects
of medical care. It highlights the facility of human life and the inevitability of our
own passing' (D Mc Callan)
`10% of doctors already help patients to die, despite the risk of prosecution'…

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