Euthanasia

Euthanasia

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  • Created on: 16-05-11 11:18

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

  • Often refurred to as MERCY KILLING or DYING WITH DIGNITY.

Types Of Euthanasia

  • Voluntary Euthanasia- Euthanasia is performed because the patient has ASKED for it.
  • Involuntary Euthanasia- Euthanasia is performed WITHOUT the patient being told. (E.G- Coma Patient)
  • Passive Euthanasia- Doctors give the patient pain killing drugs or switch of a life macine moniter, KNOWING that it will KILL the patiant.
  • Active Euthanasia- Doctors do NOTHING to save the patients life.
  • Compulsory Euthanasia- Euthanasia has to be performed beacuse a person has a certain illness or has reached a certain age. (NOT LEGAL IN THE UK!)
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Active Euthanasia

FOR

  • The right to SELF-DETERMINE- if it is what the patient wants, it should be able to happen. 
  • No animal would be made to stay in pain, WHY SHOULD A HUMAN?
  • Feeding tubes PROLONG the dying of patients.

AGAINST

  • Can a person be SURE that this is truley what they want?
  • There have been IMPROVEMENTS in caring, so it is not necassary to die. Someone could look after you.
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Passive Euthanasia

FOR

  • The law PROTECTS the majority of society from harmful consequences of allowing Euthanasia.

AGAINST

  • SUICIDE is legal, not to allow disabled people help with dying is DISCRIMINATION.
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