Introduction: Euthanasia, somtimes known as « mercy killing », is the ententional ending of a patient’s life by a physician, usually by lethal injection, over-doze or with drawl …
Types of Euthanasia 1/ Active Euthanasia: Taking specific steps to cause patient’s death Some thing is done. 2/ Passive Euthanasia: With drowing medical treatment deliberately causing death. Some thing is not done.
3/ Voluntary Euthanasia : Patients request an action to be taken to end their life . 4/ Non-Voluntary Euthanasia : Death without the patient’s knowlage . 5/ Assisted : The doctor provides the patients the means to end their own life . Sleep without any treatment .
Islamic attitude Human beings should not interfere in process of life. It is forbidden to plan or to come to know when will be the time of our own death.
Christian attitude Christians are mostly against euthanasia. The arguments are usually based on the belief that life is given by god and human being are made in god’s image. Some churches emphasize the importance of not interfering with the natural process of death. There is a spiritual time to be respected.
Jewish attitude The message of Judaism is that one must struggle until the last breath of life. Judaism forbids doing any thing that might shorten life.
In a poll taken by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, it was found that support for euthanasia is lower when the word "suicide" is used to describe the actions. Respondents were 51 per cent in favour making it legal for doctors to give terminally ill patients the means to end their lives. When the wording in the question was changed, only 44 per cent of respondents were in favour of making it legal for doctors to assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide.
An opinion poll in the US in May 17, 2005 adamites That Three in Four Americans Support Euthanasia The poll shows that support for euthanasia has increased significantly over the past half-century, going from 37% support in 1947 to 75% in 2005
Conclusion After each and every debate, euthanasia will continue to the extent that will not be solved due to cultural, religion, and medical approaches, and in the end it is up to them to decide on the action that will be taken.
Plan Introduction Definition of Euthanasia Types of Euthanasia: Active Euthanasia Passive Euthanasia Voluntary Euthanasia Non-Voluntary Euthanasia Assisted Euthanasia Religious attitudes: Islamic attitude Christian attitude Jewish attitude Opinion attitudes Conclusion