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Euthanasia and assisted suicide - NHS Choices

Euthanasia and assisted suicide - NHS Choices | Assisted Suicide | Scoop.it
Euthanasia is the act of deliberately ending a person's life to relieve suffering. Assisted suicide is deliberately assisting or encouraging a person to kill themselves.
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Euthanasia should not be illegal. The people should have a choice, it should ultimately be a right.
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What Is the Oregon Death with Dignity Act? - Euthanasia - ProCon.org

What Is the Oregon Death with Dignity Act? - Euthanasia - ProCon.org | Assisted Suicide | Scoop.it
What Is the Oregon Death with Dignity Act? Read pros, cons, and expert responses in the debate.
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The Death with Dignity Act is an act put in place by Oregon legislatures to give Oregon residents who are terminally ill the right to end their lives through the use of lethal medications. The act doe not constitute as an act of suicide within the state. The medication used to end ones life is through use of medical prescribed by a physician to be used voluntarily. To qualify for the Death with Dignity Act you must be 18 years or older,a Oregon resident, and a terminal illness that will cause you to die within six months.
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Interview with Radio SAFM on Euthanasia
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Palliative care is a simple approach that assists with improving the quality of life of patients who face life threatening illnesses. Dr. Liz Gwyther discusses in her video how closely related euthanasia is to palliative care. Palliative care is a treatment to relieve the pain or alleviate the pain or suffering of an individual without dealing with the underlying cause. Hospice patients are the living dead. They are the individuals whom tend to receive palliative care. Those patients understand that their dying day can sneak up on them at any moment. Why not ease that eeriness and give them the right to choose when they take their last breath? Hospice care wouldn't be necessary if individuals who are hopeless have the option to end their life with dignity.
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Euthanasia : Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology : Blackwell Reference Online

Blackwell Reference Online is the largest academic online reference library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences.
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Euthanasia is defined as the "act or method of causing death painlessly as to end suffering". Assisted suicide can be looked at as a method of curing incurable diseases domestically. The act of killing voluntarily to put someone out of their misery dates back to ancient war times. There are several historical accounts where assisted suicide has been put into effect. People tend to instantly jump to medical references when they hear the term euthanasia. They fail to look at the big picture and how often mercy killings were before us. In war when soldiers were badly wounded and ultimately had no chances of survival, other soldiers would kill the wounded as acts of compassion. For as long as we know mercy killing has been used to put the ill out of their misery in a dignified manner.
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Realizing oneself in life or death

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Rational suicide can be viewed by many as the peaceful ending of ones terminal illness. It brings closure to the bereaved family. Assisted suicide allows the family of the terminally ill to know that their loved one died at peace. No one should have to tolerate constants acts of pain due to a disease or illness. The purpose of life is not to live for others but for self. If an individual looses hope or when their pain becomes intolerable they should have the right to choose when and how they die.
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What Is a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order (DNR)? - Euthanasia - ProCon.org

What Is a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order (DNR)? - Euthanasia - ProCon.org | Assisted Suicide | Scoop.it
What Is a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order (DNR)? Read pros, cons, and expert responses in the debate.
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Euthanasia is used in so many different instances than we possibly know. The Do not resuscitate order that terminally ill patients and their families are given is a form of euthanasia. The DNR order was put in place to alleviate further suffering once a patients heart stops beating. Before patients even get to the point where they are on a hospital bed they should be given the option to press the self destruct button.
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:: Taking Catholic Bioethics to the Pulpit...: ANZSPM: "Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not a solution to patient suffering"

:: Taking Catholic Bioethics to the Pulpit...: ANZSPM: "Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not a solution to patient suffering" | Assisted Suicide | Scoop.it
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When is assisted suicide really justifiable? When one looses his meaning of life? When one seems like all odds are against them? Or could assisted suicide really be justifiable within itself? You cannot have a day or a voice when it comes to assisted suicide until you have been forced to watch a loved on lay on their death bed in fear and agonizing pain. Having to witness somebody you care so much about deal with pain you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy will bring tears to your eyes. Assisted suicide is act of selflessness. It's helping end the suffering of one who is ready to cross over to the next phase. It comes a time when dealing with a loved ones illness when medical bills become unbearable, chaos arise and drama and confusion takes over a family. No individual that is lying on their death bed wants to know that their the cause of madness. There will always be that question is euthanasia simply killing or caring.
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Hope you never need it, but be glad the option is there

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The quality of life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away. When forced to deal with pain and suffering due to a terminal illness that was bound to strike our body and drain that life out of us, many question whether they have anything to live for. When an individual is confronted with a disease that will ultimately kill them slowly and painfully it puts a forbearance on not only that individual but their loved ones. No one should be forced to live on when their life is slowly diminishing. Any persons that are in their right mind or are capable of making sound decisions should be guaranteed the right to end their life peacefully. Their should not be a debate over giving the people the rights they truly deserve. A peaceful death is everybody's right.
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Assisted dying

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To assist someone with dying is considered a crime in most countries across the world. To be forced to watch someone who is terminally ill lie on their death bed in complete agony and pain is heartbreaking. To know that you are powerless when it comes to taking away their pain is unbearable. To force someone to tolerate great depths of pain is absurd.
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The Controversy over Euthanasia

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Euthanasia is an issue of epic proportion in society today. Controversy over the issue is rapidly rising. "Euthanasia is inducing the painless death of a person for reasons assumed to be merciful". The chose to end ones' life because of hopeless doubt and pain is an issue that traces back to centuries ago, to the Greek and Roman civilizations. The individual should have a choice to whether or not they desire to end their own lives. Living wills have been put in place to give patients the option of ultimately deciding their own faith. Euthanasia should be one of our given rights as people. There are only two things that are really promised to us in life, taxes and death. An individual who is terminally ill should have the option to decide how their life comes to an end.
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