Article Review for “Euthanasia”
The article “Euthanasia”, written by Brian L. Mishara, examines the different types of Euthanasia and the societal views behind it. The author presents a well-structured article intended for an older audience, to clearly present the differing views on the subject. The author reviews the subcategories of euthanasia (voluntary, non-voluntary, and involuntary) providing a concise division between euthanasia and assisted suicide; however focusing primarily on the topic of euthanasia. The author goes into depth in presenting the arguments both for and against Euthanasia, and does not seem to have a stated opinion on the issue. My overall impression is that the author organized the differing views in a methodical manner while keeping it interesting but relevant.
In this article, the author has relied on the research he completed as Director of the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia since 1996, his time as a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Quebec since 1979, as well as being the co-founder of the Quebec Association for suicide prevention, the President of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Mishara contends that arguments for or against euthanasia are impossible to resolve based upon moral or religious beliefs but Values and practices over time change, and society at one point may come to a consensus that euthanasia is an acceptable practice. It is my belief he has said this because anything being argued upon based on religion and morals its too controversial an issue in itself, there is too large a number of religions and too many of them are at odds with each other. Also, based on history, many practices that seemed barbaric or socially unacceptable then have become common practice now.
This article would be useful for those looking to reach a decision on whether or not euthanasia is the right choice...
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