Thus, passive euthanasia, according to Rachels, allows the patient to die, in agony, yet if a lethal dose was to be administered, the patient will still die, but will not endure periods of agony leading up to that death. Therefore active euthanasia is the more humane approach to take... Showed first 250 characters
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This is the crux of Rachels' suffering argument. If we are to accept that the option of passive euthanasia is permissible by the AMA, then why is active euthanasia not permissible? In my view it's because the term "killing" as opposed to "letting die" raises moral questions or connotations... Showed next 250 characters
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Active and Passive Euthanasia
I agree with James Rachelsí Active and Passive Euthanasia, and I wish to provide further support for those premises. Rachelís argues that killing is not in itself any worse than letting someone die...
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In terms of a physician's action, it can be passive in that a physician plays no direct
role in the death of the person or it can be active in that the physician does something
directly to cause the death...
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Euthanasia In Our Society Today
Between the two extremes, there are various positions for and against euthanasia. One position opposes cases of "active" euthanasia, where an active, or overt, effort is made to bring about death, such as in administering a lethal injection, but accept "passive" euthanasia, which is generally described as declining to initiate extraordinary or even ordinary medical treatment, as moral...
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Is Active Euthanasia Ever Justified?
Whilst the issue of active euthanasia (or assisted suicide) raises a number of arguments, for and against, the dilemma faced by doctors, parents, the individuals themselves and lawmakers is, should active euthanasia be allowed or ever justified? To answer this, justification of good cause requires analysis in terms of the pro's and con's as well as the role that moral consideration plays in terms of how we value life, and to what extent we place emphasis on that value and at what point do we say that suffering is good for life...
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Passive Euthanasia is the death of the person by alternating their life support or stopping medicine or procedures. Active Euthanasia is when the person makes a direct request to end their life to a doctor...
What Is Physician Assisted Suicide
basically what it is, but there are different types, some are considered to be good, some are
murder. No matter what type it is, this is one heated topic in some forums of discussion...