Euthanasia is Wrong Argumentative Essay by cee-cee

Euthanasia is Wrong
An argument that euthanasia, whether voluntary, involuntary or genuinely intended as mercy killing, is never justified.
# 110529 | 754 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 25, 2008 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Euthanasia)

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This paper argues against euthanasia in all cases. The paper asserts that even if voluntary euthanasia can be benevolently motivated, there is a potential for abuse and mistakes. The paper discusses doctor-assisted and passive euthanasia in the medical setting and maintains that patients and their families are reliant on and deferential to physicians, allowing physicians to impose their own fundamental beliefs on their patients. The paper then presents the opinion that allowing an individual to refuse life-saving treatment by proxy is simply a passive form of euthanasia. The paper therefore contends that all these forms of euthanasia must be prohibited.

The Argument Against Euthanasia

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abrams, N., Bruckner, M.D. (1985) Medical Ethics: A Clinical Textbook and Reference for the Health Care Professional. Massachusetts: MIT.
  • Breitman, R. (1998) Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Dershowitz, A.M. (2002) Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York: Little Brown & Co.
  • Garner, B.A. (2001) Black's Law Dictionary. St. Paul: West Group.
  • Humphry, D. (2002) Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying. Junction: Norris Lane Press.

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