Euthanasia is a complex and complicated issue. There are many arguments for and against, and the debate is highly relevant as we often have to deal with it. Is it okay to take another person's life, although the person requested to be killed? Who is responsible, the doctor or the patient? What is the difference between euthanasia and murder? These are just a few questions you might have to deal with. In most cases of euthanasia, the person who is killed made a request to be killed, but in some cases the person wasn’t able to make such a request. Due of the massive debate and relevance I chose this subject. Statement of purpose
In this assignment I would like to focus on the ethical issues. In doing this I will start with an explanation of different terms and definitions. Furthermore I am going to give a description of where it is legal. I am also going to argue for and against euthanasia, moreover I am going to share my own views. Besides that I am going to compare and find differences between euthanasia, murder and similar. For instance, is non-voluntary euthanasia the same as murder? And finally I am going to make a conclusion. Euthanasia
Euthanasia comes in several different forms, which brings a different set of rights and wrongs. Euthanasia is defined as the intentional killing by act or omission, for the benefit of a human being. Furthermore there are some more specific definitions of different kinds of euthanasia, which I need to explain for further progress. I am starting with non-voluntary and voluntary euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia is when the person requested to be killed, and non voluntary euthanasia is when a person I killed but did not made a request, so the decision wasn’t made by the person who was killed. Abovementioned is concerning whether it is with or without the person’s consent, and the following definitions is how it is done. Both by action and by omission. Euthanasia by...
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