what's your views on if a loved one ws dying and they didnt want to live, however they needed daily medication and 24 hour care to live?????
im just interested in the ethical issues and opionons that people have on this subject
I am totally in favour of it especially when nothing more can be done
My experience of my grandmother dying not knowing where the hell she was and shouting for her mam at the age of 69 was very distressing for the whole family - we would have rather she left with some dignity
All for it...
Im doing a school project on this. Well i think that it should be ok but with some limitis. We dont want people who still have a chance to be killed, i just think it it were legalized euthanasia would have to be watched very closly and there should be certain things that must be done before a person can die.
I would rather let them die peacefully than let them live in pain.
I think everyone has the right to take control of their own body - and to die with dignity.
The selfish interests of others should not be considered.
If you truly love someone, you will grant their wish.
If the person themselves did not want to live then I think that assisted suicide is the kindest option. However this will always be open to abuse (by Doctors and relatives). Maybe it should only be considered if the person had previously (before getting ill) requested that if they ever had a terminal illness and were in great pain then this should be done?
If they know their own mind, respect their wishes. I couldn't actually kill anyone I know, but I could help them get in contact with someone like those clinics in Switzerland.
i am all for it, if the quality of life is no longer there, after all we would not allow animals to suffer, so why do we let humans suffer.
I believe that a terminally ill person retains the right to ask that medication or artificial means used to sustain life be terminated. In the event that the person is incapable of making this decision, that right should be transferred to an adult next of kin who is rationally able to make the decision. At no time do medical personnel have that right until such time as when the patient has died.
if someone is termenley ill yes i do agree that if they want to end their life its there decision.but it is very complex i do not agree with some one else doing it for them i.e doctor or family member i soppose it comes under suicide if you take your own life.as long as you are surrounded by a loving family and to see a family member suffer in their last days must be heartbreaking but it must come down to there decision
I firmly believe ini euthanasia, set it up with you own HealthCare Directive!
It can be a blessed release, and certainly should be law full.
However, there is a slippery slope. If we are allowed euthanasia, how many and who signs the document, not everybody can sign.
Scenario, Dear Old Gran (rich), the nearest and dearest are fed up with looking after her, debts roll in, Granny is very ill and possibly Ga ga.
She is costing because at least one member of the family is carer (Government does not care about the Carer). Run ragged with total demands and repeated calling of the carers name and no peace.
What happens, Granny can snuff it before her time and all bills are paid, Carer gets life back all before Granny can give the money away to a cats home in Outer Mongolia.
Euthanasia can be dangerous, especially when Government learn to expect it.
One day a Government will come in and make it plain that euthanasia is normal and your life will be stealth taxed if you don't do it.
I really don't think I could help someone die, but I can understand the idea. The problem though is how our society views death in general, and suicide and murder in paricular.
We see death as something to be avoided at all costs. Suicide is considered either weak, or even a sin. Why would you want to give up your live? Can't you find something, anything to live for? So the idea is that someone who chooses to die to escape constant pain is taking the easy way out, or has simply given up. Never having lived with constant pain, it's really a tough one to judge from the outside, but people do anyway.
If you help someone euthanize themselves, then you are viewed as a murderer. The assumption is always made that the person assisting has some personal agenda and is taking advantage of the sick person's diminished reasoning capacity.
While I don't agree with the practice myself, I think it's a better option than having an extremely sick person throwing themselves into traffic in desperation.
Ask the old and infirmed, they are the best judges to answer your question, after all most of us will reach that stage in life.