Euthanasia Persuasive Essay by Death

An insight into euthanasia with an emphasis on the difference between passive and active euthanasia and the concept of Physician Assisted Suicide.
# 26888 | 1,465 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2003 | PK
Published on May 19, 2003 in Hot Topics (Euthanasia) , Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper focuses on euthanasia or assisted suicide and in particular the differences between its active and passive forms. It examines how passive euthanasia refers to hastening the death of a person by not treating a life threatening condition or by not taking any extraordinary measures to save a patients life who may either be in severe pain or terminally ill. Active euthanasia means causing death of a person through an action which directly contributes to that person's death.

Passive and Active Euthanasia
The Conflict Between Active and Passive Euthanasia
When is Physician Assisted Suicide Permissible?
What is an Incompetent or Vegetable-Like State?
Personal Opinion

From the Paper:

"The American Medical Association and the American judicial system clearly state that "active euthanasia" and "passive euthanasia" are different and that in simple terms the difference between the two is killing (active) and allowing to die (passive). Active Euthanasia is punishable by the strictest penalties to be found in our legal system, while Passive Euthanasia is not even a misdemeanor. The question does arise though, whether, in terms of outcome and how that outcome is achieved, do these two terms really differ?"

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