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Transcript of Euthanasia

The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of medical treatment.
Performed by:
-lethal injection
-removal of the means to sustain life

For legalization of Euthanasia
- Prevents a patient from suffer
- Ensures the rights of an individual
the right to die
- Dignified death
- Financial burden to keep a patient that is incurable alive
- Improve health resources for curable illnesses
- Terminates the pain
- Ensures quality of life
- Places where health care is not free people may waste their money on treatments when the patient not going to get better anyway, why waste money on a treatment that won’t help?
Against legalization of

- Against the Hippocratic oath
- Religious concerns
- Voluntary Euthanasia leads to in-voluntary Euthanasia
- Gives a right to decide when someone's life isn't worth living
-Right to die but there no 'right' to be killed
- May lead to legalized murder
- Advancements in medical care
- Alternative treatments
Palliative care: area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients
-Kill the symptoms not the patient

Knowledge Issue
What is the

Areas of Knowledge
Natural Science - Biology
Ways of Knowing
Real- life Situation
-questioning of morality
-basis behind the controversy
-medication used to cure pain
-medication used to end someone's life
-medical advances
the act of perceiving or understanding through the use of sense and the mind
state of consciousness in which one is able to feel joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love and etc
the ability to acquire knowledge without inference and/or the use of reason

*Medical practitioners that support Euthanasia:

* Places that openly and legally authorize active assistance in dying:
*Avg percent of terminally ill patients who die in pain is

*In the Netherlands
deaths without consent were reported. (2005)
including people with
25 to 30%
of death euthanasia cases, patients do not give their consent to be euthanized
Death penalty
Real-Life Situation
-Toni Nicklinson suffers from locked-in syndrome and a stroke
- physically unable to commit suicide
-presents in court request to approve consent for the doctor to take his life away
-Court rejects
"A decision that goes against me condemns me to a life of increasing misery"

Case: Petitioners Ralph Baze and Thomas C. Bowling, convicted for murder and sentenced to death in Kentucky state court, filed suit asserting that the lethal injection protocol violates the Eighth Amendment’s constitutional ban on "cruel and unusual punishments.”
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