Euthanasia is known as the practice of deliberately ending a life which releases an individual from an incurable disease or intolerable suffering. This mercy killing is often referred as an easy and painless death. This can be done from the request of a dying patient or that person’s legal representative.
Euthanasia has more advantages than disadvantages and actually helps patients and families in numerous ways: it stops the patient from suffering from horrible, chronic diseases and puts an end to their horrific pain. Euthanasia …show more content…
Around 3 quarters are in favour of doctors giving or practicing euthanasia if requested by a terminally ill patient who is experiencing unbearable pain. This is backed by a survey which took place in an Australian tabloid, where around 74% of Australians believed it should be legalised, and a further 8% were undecided. From this survey it’s stated by the public that voluntary euthanasia is supported and should be legalised for practise. The facts are literally in front of us, and is therefore hard to understand why euthanasia is frowned upon and criticised.
After researching this topic, I came across across the questions of ‘How do you tell if the sufferer is of sound mind and lucid enough to make such a decision?’ and ‘What if they’re insane?’
My answer to that is an example of when euthanasia was legalised in Darwin in 1996, when a man named Bob Dent had become terminally ill from prostate cancer, and had decided to seek help of a physician in order to participate in voluntary euthanasia. Before he could continue, Bob had to get signatures from: His doctor, a cancer specialist and a psychiatrist to ensure that he was in a correct state of mind. Within minutes of his lethal injection he was asleep, and soon-after, he died peacefully. These three basic checks are all that is necessary to ensure the correct state of mind for someone wishing to volunteer for euthanasia. This shows that if it is monitored