When applying Act Utilitarianism to any act, one examines all the possible alternatives and positive consequences (Good) that is associated with them. When applying it to the dilemma of euthanasia it can be seen that the other possible alternative to it would be to continue living the life that was given and continuing the prescribed medical treatment so that one could live their life to very best they could. This would result in happiness for family, friends, lovers, and economically gleaning healthcare professionals. Though, the individual itself would not glean or receive happiness from this decision. Alternatively, when choosing the other decision to proceed with Euthanasia, the patient would receive happiness from the release of the everyday pain and suffrage felt from their... [continues]
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