Active and Passive Euthanasia Persuasive Essay by The Research Group

Active and Passive Euthanasia
This paper discusses various aspects of euthanasia.
# 74493 | 1,130 words | 6 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Hot Topics (Euthanasia) , Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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In this paper, the writer considers the various aspects of euthanasia. The writer looks at passive and active euthanasia and also discusses assisted suicide. The writer attempts to rationally explain or justify some or all of these activities by doctor.

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"At one time death meant the termination of breathing and heartbeat. This definition worked until technology made it possible to sustain respiration and heartbeat almost indefinitely, even without brain activity. Brain death became the next standard of death and remains the standard used to determine death. Peter Setness writing in Postgraduate Medicine comments that medical science now offers us the ability to sustain life under remarkably adverse conditions. Patients, whose prognosis would have been deemed hopeless just a decade ago now routinely ... "

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