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Suicide Solution
Suicide Solution

This 555 word essay (3 pages) is about Suicide, Assisted suicide

I\'m about to take up a position which is going to be deamed by some, if not all, as a terrible stand to take. As a matter of fact, if anyone were to agree with me on ths subject, I\'d be surprsed. For you see, rather than arguing from the postion of suicide being an unjustified and inane way to die, I shall argue the other point. That being suicide does have its merits. Before you people start screaming, hear my case out. Most people argue that nothing justifies the taking of someone\'s life....

Assisted Suicide
Assisted Suicide

This 2214 word essay (11 pages) is about Death, Suicide, Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Jack Kevorkian, Philosophy of suicide, Suicide in Iran

Over the past ten to twenty years a big issue has been made over a person1s right to commit suicide or not. The American courts have had to deal with everything from assisted suicides to planned suicides, and whether the constitution gives the American people the right to take their own lives or whether it says they have the power to allow someone else to take their lives. They have had to determine in some cases whether or not homicide charges needed to be brought up and others times whether o...

Euthanasia
Euthanasia

This 531 word essay (3 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Palliative medicine, Acute pain, Hospice, Pain, Terminal illness, Animal euthanasia, Legality of euthanasia, Voluntary euthanasia

Euthanasia is one of the most acute and uncomfortable contemporary problems in medical ethics. Is Euthanasia Ethical? The case for euthanasia rests on one main fundamental moral principle: mercy. It is not a new issue; euthanasia has been discussed-and practised-in both Eastern and Western cultures from the earliest historical times to the present. But because of medicine\'s new technological capacities to extend life, the problem is much more p Euthanasia is a way of granting mercy-both by dir...

Euthanasia
Euthanasia

This 324 word essay (2 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Disability rights, Assisted suicide, Animal euthanasia, Legality of euthanasia, Voluntary euthanasia

Public opinion for euthanasia and doctor assisted suicide has always been mixed. A poll that was taken by the Gallup Organization in Canada during July 1995 proves that people are starting to see the advantages of euthanasia. The first question that was asked was: "When a person has an incurable disease that is immediately life threatening and causes that person to experience great suffering, do you, or do you not think that competent doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient\'s life...

Euthanasia: The Right to Die
Euthanasia: The Right to Die

This 1944 word essay (12 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Jack Kevorkian, Advance healthcare directive, Suicide legislation, Voluntary euthanasia, Euthanasia in New Zealand

Thesis: Euthanasia should be legalized so, if we ever have a loved one that is suffering and death is certain, that we have the choice to ease their pain if they want. I. Introduction A. Examples showing why euthanasia is receiving national attention. B. A summary of reasons offered by those opposed to euthanasia is given. C. A summary of reasons offered by those in favor of euthanasia is given. D. Transition into my argument. II. Body A. A person has the right to die with dignity. B. Everythin...

Euthanasia
Euthanasia

This 743 word essay (5 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Disability rights, Suicide, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Legality of euthanasia, Voluntary euthanasia

"It is conceivable, that life can deteriorate to the point where persons lose their dignity and self-respect and are unable to communicate; life in such a form no longer meets meets the basic criteria of human-ness." (O\'Keefe, A1) Under these circumstances only should Euthanasia be practiced and then only passively ("pulling the plug"). "Dutch Death", Euthanasia, doctor assisted suicide, whatever you want to call it, it should not be legalized. People should live their lives for as long as lon...

Regulate and Reform Euthanasia
Regulate and Reform Euthanasia

This 1176 word essay (7 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Disability rights, Assisted suicide, Aktion T4, Voluntary euthanasia, Legality of euthanasia

One of the landmark cases that involve euthanasia is that of Karen Ann Quinlan. Quinlan, a twenty-one year old New Jersey resident, overdosed on pills and alcohol in 1975. She was rushed to the hospital where her physical condition gradually deteriorated to a vegetative state. The doctors determined she had no chance of recovery. Before the coma Karen said that if anything ever happened that would leave her physically and mentally incompetent, without any chance of recovery, she would not want...

The Case for Euthanasia: Should Physician-Assisted
The Case for Euthanasia: Should Physician-Assisted

This 1437 word essay (8 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Right to die, Assisted suicide, Jack Kevorkian, Voluntary euthanasia, Legality of euthanasia, Advance healthcare directive

Suicide be Legalized? Throughout the twentieth century, major scientific and medical advances have greatly enhanced the life expectancy of the average person. However, there are many instances where doctors can preserve life artificially. In these cases where the patient suffers from a terminal disease or remains in a "persistent vegetative state" or PVS from which they cannot voice their wishes for continuation or termination of life, the question becomes whether or not the patient has the fre...

Why I Believe In Voluntary Euthanasia
Why I Believe In Voluntary Euthanasia

This 1779 word essay (11 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Disability rights, Health law, Voluntary euthanasia, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Suicide legislation, Suicide, Advance healthcare directive, Legality of euthanasia, Dignity in Dying

Why I Believe In Voluntary Euthanasia There are at least two forms of suicide. One is \'emotional suicide\', or irrational self-murder in all of it complexities and sadness. Let me emphasis at once that my view of this tragic form of self-destruction is the same as that of the suicide intervention movement and the rest of society, which is to prevent it wherever possible. I do not support any form of suicide for mental health or emotional reasons. But I do say that there is a second form of sui...

Euthanasia In Canada
Euthanasia In Canada

This 1241 word essay (7 pages) is about Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Disability rights, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Legality of euthanasia, Voluntary euthanasia

There is considerable debate today, both among the public and the politicians, about euthanasia. While the government is hesitatant to venture into morals and ethics, it appears that euthanasia is gaining more press coverage, in light of the Sue Rodriguez and Robert Latimer cases. Indeed, the issue is difficult to resolve, and despite few advances, the government has enacted penalties in the Criminal Code to punish assisted suicide. Without reservation, euthanasia is illegal in Canada. An incre...