Topics: Patient, Medicine, Illness Pages: 2 (435 words) Published: April 3, 2013
Euthanasia is an Option
What happens when a patient has an incurable illness and decides for euthanasia? Would you do it if the patient were your relative? When people talk about euthanasia, they usually look at it as suicide or a crime. This is easy for most people because most have not been faced with an incurable illness. People, who have experienced this, may agree that euthanasia is the best option for a patient and the family because it is less suffering for the patient, less suffering for the patients loved ones, and is also more economical for everyone. A reason to choose euthanasia is because the patient is suffering. If a patient is suffering from an incurable illness and has the opportunity to decide if euthanasia is the right option, the family should respect his or her decision. Many patients that would look at this option are suffering from illnesses like cancer or paralysis that are very painful and traumatic. Sometimes when there is not cure someone, it can be better to practice euthanasia. Another important reason for which euthanasia is the best option is because it also reduces the family's sufferance. If a patient decides for euthanasia, some families don't want the patient to do it, but they are really harming the patient and themselves. When someone gets an incurable illness, it is like the whole family has it as well. That is because parents, brothers, and all relatives must support the patient and they are living the illness with the patient. It is a better option for some families to choose euthanasia for a relative to no be suffering for a long time, as well as themselves. Debts that a patient and the relatives gain is another reason why a patient should look at euthanasia as a reasonable option. Incurable illnesses need a lot of long treatments and expensive medicine to make the life of the patient bearable and longer. Many times this just wastes money and makes a longer-painful life for everyone. For example, the treatment for...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free