Natural Law: the issues arising from euthanasia

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 26-04-18 19:20

There are two central principles surrounding euthanasia

  • Whether or not killing should be allowed  under any circumstances
  • The value of life in respect of issues such as the sanctity of life, whether for religious, philosophical or moral reasons

A physical end of life can be determined medically, however, for a person in a coma, for example, the issue is problematic and calls into question the definition of life and whether a physical definition even suffices

There are also philosophical questions about quality of life

  • Is there a point at which one can conclude that life has lost its value and who should decide this? 

There is also the issue of the patient refusing to accept treatment,


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