1Euthanasia             Euthanasia yes or no             Ángel Luis Mercado
2Euthanasia                             Table of ContentTitle Page…………………………………………………………………… 1Information……………………………………………...
3Euthanasia                                   Euthanasia Yes or No      The human being can say when and how to die ... To...
4Euthanasiadeath occur in a natural way to postpone or accelerate without death is caused by default.In these cases, you d...
5Euthanasiacommandment that says, "Thou shall not kill,” (Bible: Deuteronomy chapter 5). Ifeuthanasia were legalized cases...
6Euthanasiaparents it was horrible. This is also the case of Dr. Harold Shipman, known as the doctorof death. In a thoroug...
7Euthanasiagrandchildren. What would happen if for some reason he had practiced euthanasia, eitherby his request, a doctor...
8Euthanasia                                      ReferencesBrink, Susan.(1996, January 21). The Right to Die. El Nuevo Día...
9Euthanasia                                         OutlineI.     Introduction       A.    Definitions       B.    Controv...
10EuthanasiaV.    That have survived from a vegetative state      A.     Jan GrzebskVI.   Conclusion      A.     Possible ...
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  1. 1. 1Euthanasia Euthanasia yes or no Ángel Luis Mercado
  2. 2. 2Euthanasia Table of ContentTitle Page…………………………………………………………………… 1Information………………………………………………………………… 3 - 7Introduction ……………………………………………………………….. 3Definitions………………………………………………………………… 3Objective of Euthanasia………………………………………………….. 3-4Religions Aspects…………………………………………………………. 4 - 5Case of Euthanasia………………………………………………………… 5 -6Case that have survived from a vegetative state…………………………... 6 -7Conclusion………………………………………………………………… 7References………………………………………………………………… 8Outline……………………………………………………………………. 9 -10
  3. 3. 3Euthanasia Euthanasia Yes or No The human being can say when and how to die ... Today the issue of euthanasiahas caught more acceptances among the population. This is a topic that has caused muchcontroversy over time. What is euthanasia? The word euthanasia comes from the Greekand etymologically means "good death". In ancient Greco-Roman meaning was "Felicivel honesta norte mori” which means "die a happy death and honest." In the dictionary ofthe “Real Academia Española” the word euthanasia is defined as action or omission toavoid suffering for terminally ill patients, accelerates his death with his consent orwithout it. There are opposing views on family and society because it clashes witheuthanasia ethical, moral and religious. Some people think they have total and absoluteright over their lives. Have the right man to have the power to decide when to end hislife. This action is reflected when people face serious health problems that prevent youfrom living the life they had in the past. Other people think that the right to life could notbe waived by permission of inducing a voluntary or involuntary death. Then, legalizedeuthanasia would have a paradoxical effect on family member and friends. The aim of euthanasia is obviously the end of life decision whether a patient oranother person. To better understand the issue of euthanasia is necessary to know thedifferent types of euthanasia there, because it has different ways of death. Directeuthanasia is when the actions performed on the patient intended to cause death. In thiscase there are two subtypes of euthanasia: active and passive. In active euthanasia causesdeath of the patient by administering lethal drugs. While passive euthanasia is to let the
  4. 4. 4Euthanasiadeath occur in a natural way to postpone or accelerate without death is caused by default.In these cases, you disconnect the machines that keep the patient alive, do not feed orgive medications needed. Indirect euthanasia is when the doctor intends to relieve thepatient from his suffering. Voluntary euthanasia is when a person with physical andmental capabilities to ask to help him die. Finally there is the non-voluntary euthanasia inthis situation can occur in two ways. One way is when the individual does not possessphysical and mental capabilities to ask the doctor to help him to die, but previously said itwas their will. Another way is when an individual does not possess the physical andmental abilities to ask the doctor to help you die or to oppose, is subjected to euthanasiawithout knowing what would have been his will. It is difficult to decide whether one should let die or even cause death to a persononly to comply with a request. Patients taking the decision to have performed euthanasiado so because patients taking this decision do not want to suffer a long illness or simplydo not want to be a burden to others. On the other hand, are individuals or families whohave contradictory thoughts. Would wish to meet your loved ones wish, but they do notagree with that decision. There are many factors ethical, moral and spiritual that caninfluence this decision. Almost all religions are Catholic, Christians or Protestantsindicate that the only one who has the right of giving and taking away life is God. Toconfirm that God is who gives and takes away life, you can read the Ten Commandmentsthat God gave to Moses. One of the commandments is "Thou shall love thy God aboveall things and your neighbor as yourself," (Bible: Deuteronomy chapter 5). Another
  5. 5. 5Euthanasiacommandment that says, "Thou shall not kill,” (Bible: Deuteronomy chapter 5). Ifeuthanasia were legalized cases increase in turn increasing conflicts between the patientsfamilies. On one hand, we would have laws that support and endorse the decision of thepatient or physician, while other family members oppose. Being legal family membersthat are against it can do little about it. This issue is so controversial that there arecountries like Australia that tested the law on euthanasia and only lasted two yearsbecause the law was removed. By legalizing euthanasia it could bring other changes. Doctors who swear tosafeguard the health of the patient and do what is in their power to save lives now wouldbe different. Yes, because doctors have also decided to continue saving the life of thepatient or decide to let it die. In other words, it helps to improve health, but you also cancause death and the law protects them, this sounds paradoxical. There is one case which was published throughout both print and television andwas the case of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. She practiced passive euthanasia. Terrishusband wanted to take away the machines that kept her alive to die. While their parentsopposed this decision and went to court. Unfortunately, the court was in favor of thepetition of the husband and took her off the machines. To the surprise of family andfriends Terri continued alive after disconnecting the machines for several years. Then thehusband asked in court to stop feeding so she can die. His parents came to oppose but thecourt again favored the husband and stopped giving him food and water. She was dyingslowly from dehydration and lack of food. This sounds cruel, but it was real. For the
  6. 6. 6Euthanasiaparents it was horrible. This is also the case of Dr. Harold Shipman, known as the doctorof death. In a thorough survey by the University of Leicester found that Dr. Shipmankilled about 297 patients. Currently, Dr. Shipman is serving a life sentence for 15 deathsthat were tested, but the relatives of some victims continue to push the CrownProsecution Service to find out if their loved ones were killed. By legalizing euthanasiaassure us that cases like that of Dr. Shipman occurrence or otherwise of these caseswould increase. They think that legalizing euthanasia will all be better, but there isnothing to guarantee it. It is now that it is illegal and makes it difficult to prove to thecourts who have committed murder with the excuse that it was requested euthanasia. InEngland a nurse is under investigation for causing the deaths of 18 children. In the caseof Brazil is Izidoro Edson, who is suspected of killing 131 patients in serious condition.In this case he confessed to receiving commission from the funeral and has acted formoney. This seems incredible, but true. You can imagine the controversy it would causeif euthanasia is legalized. How human beings can be completely sure that you are taking the right decision?There are cases where people have been bedridden for many years in a vegetative stateand coma, but with medical and technological advances have regained their health. Onesuch example is the case Jan Grzebski, 65 years ago; he fell into a coma after being hit bya train in 1988. The doctors did not give much time to live. This could be a case to beeuthanized, but his wife and doctor did not forsake him. Mr. Grzebski was 19 long yearsin this vegetative state. Today, he regained his health and she can meet her eleven
  7. 7. 7Euthanasiagrandchildren. What would happen if for some reason he had practiced euthanasia, eitherby his request, a doctor or a family? Surely it would have eliminated the chance of lifethat God had for him. Certainly this is a controversial issue and legalizing it will even enter theparadoxical effect of families or friends. People do not trust their doctors because boththe patient and physician relationship would be affected. A doctor is to save lives not tokill. Legalized euthanasia should not have to let things happen naturally, but taking stepsto care for the health of every human being. Neither the judges nor the family, evendoctors can know what God has drawn for each of us. We see this in the case of Mr. JanGrzebski. This is a very delicate issue and always really causes paradoxical effect infamily and friends.
  8. 8. 8Euthanasia ReferencesBrink, Susan.(1996, January 21). The Right to Die. El Nuevo Día, (pp.7-8).Cumbre Dictionary. (2005). Euthanasia. (3rd ed.) Spain: Everest Publishing.Chachere, Vickie. (2005, March 3). Terri Schiavo Dies, but Debate Lives On. The Associated Press. Retrieved, December 7, 2011 from http:www.aceb.org/terry.htm.Denis Ralling and Vicki Knight. (1999). The Circle of Live. (8th ed.) USA:Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.General Concepts about a Dignified Death and Euthanasia. (n.d.). Euthanasia. Retrieved, December 8, 2011 from http://www.muertedigna.org/textos/eutan.htm.Matthew Day in Warsaw. (2007, June 4). Man as the Word Wakes up after 19 Years. Telegraph, Retrieved, December 3, 2011 from http://thelegraph.co.uk.REA Dictionary. (twenty-second ed.). Euthanasia. Retrieved, December 2, 2011`from http://www. Rea.es/raehtml.Torr, James D. (1994). Euthanasia Opposing Viewpoints. California: Greenhaven Press, Inc.Wilkes, Paul (1997, January 12). El Derecho de Morir. El Nuevo Día, (pp.59-63).
  9. 9. 9Euthanasia OutlineI. Introduction A. Definitions B. ControversyII. Objective of euthanasia A. Objective B. Types of euthanasia 1. Direct euthanasia a) Active b) Passive 2. Indirect euthanasia 3. Voluntary euthanasia 4. Non-voluntary euthanasiaIII. Legal and religious aspects A. Religious sectors are saying B. Cases Bible tell usIV. Cases of euthanasia A. Terri Schindler-Schiavo B. Dr. Shipman C. Nurse D. Edson Izidoro
  10. 10. 10EuthanasiaV. That have survived from a vegetative state A. Jan GrzebskVI. Conclusion A. Possible solution to this dispute

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