Dying with Dignity (Euthanasia)

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By Valbona H.Bajrami

Table of contents

Introduction..................................................................................................................................3
History of euthanasia……............................................................................................................4 Medicine...................................................................................................................................5 Ethics........................................................................................................................................6
Religion views..............................................................................................................................7
Emotion……………………………………………………………………………………...8
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………9
References……………………………………………………………………………………...10

Introduction
People have been suffering from terminal illnesses for centuries. Some physicians believed that these people should not have to suffer if that was their wishes. They had come up with the idea of euthanasia; euthanasia is the practice of ending the life of a person in a painless way. Some people think that euthanasia is a crime just like murder; some others think that euthanasia is necessary for those people who are in unbearable pain and have no cure.
The term, ‘Euthanasia' comes from the Greek words eu meaning good, and thanatos meaning death, and is known as mercy killing or assisted suicide, usually practiced on a terminally ill person. In some countries, euthanasia is legal and a third person can assist suicide under certain conditions. Many religions and medical practitioners opposed the idea of euthanasia and strongly claimed it to be illegal. The debate on euthanasia is expected to continue in the future because there are both pros and cons to euthanasia. (Sandhyarani, 2011)
When asked if doctors should be allowed to end the life of a patient who is suffering



References: Cancer patient to fight on for legal euthanasia. (2008, March 8). ABC News. Retrieved from: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/06/2182060.htm?site=news Erdemir, A Kevorkian, J. (2001 - 2011). Jack Kevorkian Quotes. Brainy Quote. Retrieved from : http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jack_kevorkian.html Layton, R LeBaron, G. (1993-2010). The Ethics of Euthanasia. Quantonics. Retrieved from: http://www.quantonics.com/The_Ethics_of_Euthanasia_By_Garn_LeBaron.html Opinion Polls/Surveys Sandhyarani, N. (2011, August 24). History of Euthanasia. Buzzle.com. Retrieved from: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/history-of-euthanasia.html The Real Jack Kevorkian Vanderheyden, T. (2005, November 21). Euthanasia Doctor Commits Suicide after Finding Patient He Killed Was Not Terminally Ill. Lifesite news. Retrieved from : http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/1951/dec/5112103

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