CONTENTS| PAGE NUMBER|
1.0 Introduction| 1|
2.0 The issue and the background| 1|
3.0 The social significance of the debate| 1|
4.0 The participants in the debate| 1|
5.0 The differing opinions5.1 Arguments against legalising Euthanasia5.2 Arguments for legalising Euthanasia| 23| 6.0 Conclusion| 3|
7.0 Reference| 4|
This report will look into the issue of Euthanasia as well as analyse the benefits and harms of legalising Euthanasia, by providing a concrete backdrop to the debate and its significance in the society. The report will also outline the group of people involved in this issue and the differing arguments/opinions related to the debate on legalisation of Euthanasia.
2.0 THE ISSUE AND THE BACKGROUND
Euthanasia is a growing political and moral debate that continues to become a major headline in today’s media (Wikipedia, 1996). Euthanasia otherwise known as “assisted suicide” is the attempt to take away the life of someone who suffers from severe medical problems. This has resulted in many accusing the legalisation of Euthanasia as having a negative impact on the society. Meanwhile, there are also others who believe that the legalisation of Euthanasia is beneficial for terminally ill patients and their families.
3.0 THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DEBATE
While a large group in the society believe that the legalisation of Euthanasia brings a negative impact both socially and morally, there are also others who view the step of legalising Euthanasia as a beneficial step for terminally ill patients and their families.
4.0 THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE DEBATE
The main participants involved in this debate are the terminally ill patients, their families, the medical practitioners, as well as members of the society who view the legalisation of Euthanasia as a negative impact towards society and other who are in support of legalising Euthanasia.