top-rated free essay

Euthanasia Be Legalized in the Philippines

By dreamsolas Feb 25, 2013 491 Words
DYING IS NOT A CRIME. –Jack Kevorkian
Good Afternon ladies and gentlemen, We the affirmative group, believe that Euthanasia should be legalized in the Philippines. But before we proceed, what is Euthanasia?
Euthanasia is a means of relieving a person from his mortal sufferings and is performed to a person who is under extreme pain or is considered as biologically dead. A survey conducted by the Philippine Cancer Society indicates that 65% to 75% of the 37,623 cancer patients who die annually experience unrelieved pain. The reason behind this, is that the family members want to keep their cancer patient alive, hoping that he will survive, and they help him achieve this by giving him medicines and connect him to life support devices until they eventually die without having their pain relieved, but what greater help can we give him than to aid him to relieve him of his mortal pain? We believe that Euthanasia is an answer to this problem and it is necessary because of these reasons: A. Address the need of relief to patients who are under extreme pain and suffering B. Exercise the patient’s right to life and give the patient a choice C. Obliterate Ignorance about euthanasia

Euthanasia addresses the need of relief to patients who are under extreme pain and suffering. This reason is obvious knowing that the reason for performing euthanasia is technically to relieve the pain of a patient. In other cases, euthanasia also gives the patient a dignified death: death without pain. A common misconception about life is that it is about being alive. We, the affirmative side believe that life means something livable. Which leads us to our second point that Euthanasia can exercise the patient’s right to life. Imagine a person who is in between the boundaries of life and death and is suffering extreme pain. What could be more humane than to put to rest that person? Keeping him alive while he is in extreme pain will not make his life livable. How can life be livable if you have extended your life as a vegetable? Another misconception about euthanasia is that when it is legalized a person who is sick or terminally ill, he will immediately be placed under euthanasia. Contrary to common belief, Euthanasia is a choice. Patients are given the choice to end or continue his life. Included in the legalization of Euthanasia would be an introduction and instruction about euthanasia. While we agree that it would be acceptable in cases of severe, intractable physical pain, it is suggested that it is not legitimate if motivated by emotional pain or depression. The appropriate response in such cases is to provide “counseling and caring.” Euthanasia shouldn’t be viewed as something detrimental. It is a means of relief to people who suffer extreme cases. After all, Euthanasia is about giving a person the chance of life, a chance to choose, and an opportunity to be educated.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Euthanasia

    ...Galvin Research Paper: Euthanasia Euthanasia A topic that has been pressing for the past couple of decades has been the ethical/immoral use of ‘Euthanasia’. For those who don’t know, Euthanasia is defined as the act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as ...

    Read More
  • Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

    ...Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized Euthanasia is a term used to describe a practice of intentionally killing another human being with or without their permission; when they are terminally or hopelessly ill. The word is derived from the Greek language combining the term "eu thanos" which means easy death. (Webster) By definition, euthanasia has ...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized in America

    ...Euthanasia refers to the intentional bringing about of the death of a patient, either by killing him/her, or by letting him/her die, for the patient's sake to prevent further pain or suffering from a terminal illness. Euthanasia is a complex issue in many underlying theological, sociological, moral, and legal aspects. Its legalization is heavil...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia Legalized

    ...style for my argumentative essay. I started the essay with the explanation of the euthanasia. Then I wrote my thesis statement which includes my position of the issue. In the body paragraph, I will first include the rebuttal of the opposite side's arguments, Then I will list my own arguments with the reasons and evidences that I find. Finally, i...

    Read More
  • Should Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?

    ...James Alexander November 27 2011 PHI-105 Professor Sanejo Leonard Should Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide be Legalized? Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide should become legal in the United States and all US territories. Though Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are not the same and are separate acts, they both serve the same purpose, which is t...

    Read More
  • euthanasia

    ...he subject that I will choose to write about is mercy killing. Mercy killing is the killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease, with the approval of the patient. This issue has been a controversial one as religiously; one human cannot determine the right for another human to die. But many people are against the law bann...

    Read More
  • euthanasia

    ...INTRODUCTION Euthanasia is one of the most complicated issues in the medical field due to the clash of ethically point of views. Nowadays, the lives of many patients can be saved with the latest discoveries in treatments and technology. But we still are unable to find cure to all illnesses, and patients have to go through extremely painfu...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

    ...Euthanasia should be legalized The gift of life is the most precious gift of god to us. but all the good things have some gray shades. If our loved one is suffering from a long lasting illness, sans any hope of recovery, should we take the easy way out and go with euthanasia, or should one allow the patient to suffer in hope of a miracle. ...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.