•Euthanasia•Types•Reasons•Places where Euthanasia is Legal•Pros and cons•People effected with different diseases•Physician Sentiment•Conclusion
Euthanasia is derived from a Greek word In which Eu means “Good, nice or merciful” Tathanos means “death or killing”
Euthanasia is classified into three types EUTHANASIAVoluntary Non-Voluntary AssistedEuthanasia Euthanasia Suicide
• Unbearable pain• Right to commit suicide• People should not be forced to stay alive
Non-active euthanasia, or assisted suicide, is legal in three US states; • Oregon • Washington • Montana • New Hampshire is currently considering a bill on assisted suicideActive euthanasia, commonly referred simply as euthanasia, is only legal in: •the Netherlands •BelgiumAssisted suicide is also legal in: •Albania •Luxembourg
Arguments For Euthanasia: •It provides a way to relieve extreme pain •It provides a way of relief when a persons quality of life is low •Frees up medical funds to help other people •It is another case of freedom of choiceArguments Against Euthanasia: •Euthanasia devalues human life •Euthanasia can become a means of health care cost containment •Physicians and other medical care people should not be involved in directly causing death •There is a "slippery slope" effect that has occurred where euthanasia has been first been legalized for only the terminally ill and later laws are changed to allow it for other people or to be done non-voluntarily.
• It is permissible due to some conditions- passive euthanasia.• The patient that request for euthanasia in order to stop his burden and pain is considered as committing suicide.• When someone in pain or suffering severe disease, he must be patient and willingly accept it as well as attempted to get better treatment.