Against Voluntary Euthanasia If A Term Paper

Length: 1 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Death and Dying  (general) Type: Term Paper Paper: #35537068 Related Topics: Canadian Culture, Palliative Care, Assisted Suicide, Gerontology
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Additionally, I believe:

Voluntary euthanasia devalues life, like the disabled, the mentally incompetent, the terminally ill. (Verhagen, Sauer and Callahan 6).

It is against the various religious beliefs, including the Islamic faith, Buddhism, and certain Christian creeds.

The attending doctor should have the final say over the treatment of the patient in keeping with the Hippocratic Oath .

Doctor- monitored palliative care can allow the affected patient to die in peace, in a natural course of death.

Counseling and support can ease fear of death and morality of this act is the Principle of Double Effect. Arguments against this act include: the devaluation of life concern, going against various religious belief systems; palliative care options should be provided first; and counseling and support should be first choice options.

Works Cited

Sulmasey, D.P. And E.D. Pelligrino. "The Rule of Double Effect." Archives of Internal Medicine (1999): 545-550.

Verhagen, a.A. Eduard, et al. "Are Their Babies Different from Ours?": Dutch Culture and the Groningen Protocol." Hastings…

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Works Cited

Sulmasey, D.P. And E.D. Pelligrino. "The Rule of Double Effect." Archives of Internal Medicine (1999): 545-550.

Verhagen, a.A. Eduard, et al. "Are Their Babies Different from Ours?": Dutch Culture and the Groningen Protocol." Hastings Center Report 38.4 (2008): 4-7.


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