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- Euthanasia - 1,535 words
Euthanasia Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Euthanasia Lisa, a 43-year-old woman was diagnosed with lung cancer, terminal disease. For the past 2 years Lisa has been receiving chemotherapy and taking numerous types of medication trying to prolong her life. This life prolonging treatment caught up with her. Everyday now Lisa has to battle just to get out of bed, everyday getting worse and worse. The doctors now tell Lisa she has six to eight months to live, and she has to receive 6 hours of therapy everyday. Lisa then breaks down in tears. She decides she doesn't want to go through anymore pain or suffering. Now knowing it is only a matter of time before she dies, s ...
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- Euthanasia - 783 words
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 long as it is worth living. As long as someone can still have experiences and communicate with others, they should go on living. Someone may have six months to live and decides to end their life ...
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- Euthenasia In Australia - 702 words
Euthenasia In Australia Euthenasia In Australia Euthanasia Sometimes, life can deteriorate to the point where a person loses their dignity and self-respect, and are unable to communicate; life like this is longer worth living, as the most enjoyable of things are no-longer enjoyable. Euthanasia could, in my opinion, be practiced when a person reaches this point, and then only passively. If the person in question is able to communicate rationally, then their opinion must be asked first. Assisted death, other than passively should most definitely remain illegal, and in the Northern Territory, it should be made illegal. The nation of Australia must be uniformed, or else people simply go to anoth ...
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- In Recent Years, Euthanasia Has Become A Very Heated Debate It Is A Greek Word That Means Easy Death But The Controversy Surr - 1,887 words
In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However, the issues that surround euthanasia are not only about death, they are about ones liberty, right to privacy and control over his or her own body. So, the question remains: Who has the right? Under current U.S. la ...
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- Physicianassisted Suicide Is Defined As Suicide In Which A Physician Supplies Information Andor The Means Of Committing Suici - 1,370 words
... her relevant medical records and confirm in writing, the attending physicians diagnosis that the patient is suffering from a terminal disease, and verify that the patient is capable, is acting voluntarily and has made an informed decision" ("Section 3"). Not every patient who had applied under the Death with Dignity Act followed through, and those who did were able to have friends present with them at the end (Brazil). An individual has a right to request the withdrawal or withholding of medical treatment, even if doing so will result in the persons death. Honoring a persons right to refuse medical treatment, especially at the end of life, is the most widely practiced and widely accepte ...
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- Power Of People - 1,427 words
Power of People There are times throughout the history of the United States when it's citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. One way they might revolt against the government is to disregard the law peacefully. There was such a case during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when there was unfair discrimination against the African American community. They used peaceful protests to eventually get legislation passed to stop the injustice brought against them. Another name for this is called civil disobedience. A more recent case of civil disobedience involves Dr. Jack Kevorkian who is an activist for the right to die. Dr. Kevorkian believes that a person should not ha ...
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- Selfadministered Lethal Injection Without Fear Of - 537 words
self-administered lethal injection without fear of prosecution"(http://www.rights.org/ deathnet/open.html). On January31, 1997, a Judge ruled that Charles Hall could take his own life with the aid of a doctor. Senior Judge S. JosephDavis, brought in from Seminole County, "found that Floridas strict privacy law and the equal protection clause in theU.S. Constitution entitled Hall, 35, and Dr. McIver to carry out an assisted death without fear of prosecution" (Sun-Sentinel,1A). On February 11, 1997, Charles Halls ruling was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court: he no longer hasthe right to end his own life. He will have to wait until May 9, 1997 until new arguments will be heard. Hall, whoh ...
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