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Ryan Turney

AS90826 V1
Internal assessment ref no : RSt/3/3

TASK ONE

Question one what is euthanasia?

Euthanasia, also know as assisted suicide is an intention to action the death of someone whom is terminally ill, suffering and in a lot of pain. There are two types of euthanasia; passive and active. Passive euthanasia is conducted with out consent of the patient for example, someone who is brain-dead or on life support. Active euthanasia is when the patient is able to make the decision to end their own life and will be treated by doctors with a lethal drug. Euthanasia is usually used on a person who is terminally ill and wants to be relieved of suffering but there are other circumstances in which people want to be euthanasia.

Question two what are ethics?

Ethics are a deciding factor of what is right and wrong. You can look at an ethical view as definite or subjective. An example of this is how we deal with pain and death appropriately. The Catholic Church teaches us ethics from the bible and the 10 commandments. One of the most important teachings, Christian love is ‘love your neighbor’. Ethics are passed down through generations when our elders share experience and wisdom with us. Our family teaches us morals and the correct way to treat one another.

Question three why is euthanasia an ethical issue?

Ethics are taught by the Catholic Church to teach us how to differ between what is right and wrong. Euthanasia is an ethical issue because it involves ending someone’s life, which is a huge decision. Every case is different so the Catholic Church guides us through making tough decisions to insure that the final out come is good. From the church teachings, I believe euthanasia is never right under any circumstance.

Question four what are the sources of catholic ethics?

There are a few different sources of catholic ethics. Ethic teachings are mainly passed down via word of mouth teaching the respect and quality of human life....