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In today s society, health care is a major issue. Healthcare is preventions of ill nesses.

There have been debates on how to solve the problem. Early on before the phrase health care was popular, all the English-speaking countries called it ei ther plain medicine or the health sector but it still meant a health service to treat and cure sickness and disease. Most developed nations have a system of hea lth care for those who cannot afford to pay. Many professional doctors and nurse s around the world have been discussing different topics to try to find cures fo r all kinds of health issues people are faced with. One main topic that has been discussed is Euthanasia, which is the act of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. Euthanasia is also called medically assisted suicide by a lot of peop le. It was also originated from the Greek language and occurs in every race of p eople. Euthanasia should not be forced on anyone but has good reasons in some ca ses. There are two types of Euthanasia, active and passive. Active Euthanasia is death by commission. Passive Euthanasia is death by emission. (Mcmanaman 2). Active Eu thanasia is very simple from a moral point of view. It is never justified though because it always amounts to murder. Passive Euthanasia can be of good and of i mmeasurable value regardless of the condition of the patient. (McManaman 2). If you are not very ill or in a dying state these actions will not be performed on you, because then it will just be just like murdering a patient. Either type of Euthanasia should only be able to be legally processed. If it is not legally pro cessed whoever is a family member of one who has been killed by it can sue whoev er was given the euthanasia to kill their family member. This is a very serious and offensive case so therefore the consequences will be highly looked at. A recent debate that has been going on is that everyone that is sixty years of a ge or older should be killed with a morphine overdose to save the cost of younge r, healthier Americans paying taxes. The way of using Euthanasia in this particu lar article is wrong because it demoralizes human life. It gives people no hope towards retirement or a future family. Morals have a huge impact on the decision of ending someone s life and the government should not have that power. Euthanasi a can be good as well when used properly and respectfully. When a person is in a lot of pain or is a vegetable and seeks a resting place then Euthanasia is not frowned upon. Many times euthanasia is the best way to go even though it is a sad experience. The Quick Fix-O for Those Over Six-O Plan by Melanie Hann is a recent article that has gotten a lot of attention dealing with the new way of using Euthanasia. The argument she has is that government should take the lives of every American ove r the age of sixty years. The way she thinks of taking their lives is from morph ine overdose because it is probably that most pleasant way of dying. She claims she is doing America a favor by reducing the trillions of debt we spend on Healt h Care. Hann makes an analogy pertaining to Euthanasia, taxes and the government . Overall, Hann believes mandatory Euthanasia would benefit America s society. In a case in 1990, Nancy Cruzan went into a coma after a car crash and her paren ts wanted the machine that was keeping her alive to be removed. However, in this case the machine consisted of feeding tubes that provided her with hydration an d nutrition. These tubes would give Cruzan extra hope of living so that the doct ors could continue to do work on her to see if she would show any signs of comin g back to life. Her parents viewed the removal of the machine as the termination of unwanted treatment. They had to make a very difficult decision that would not be easy for anyone. Th ey did not want their little girl to die but they had little hope of her surviva l and wanted to do what was best. They end up choosing to discontinue the use of her feeding tube so she would not suffer anymore. They felt this was the best o ption for their daughter. There are many examples such as this one that proves E uthanasia is the best choice in most cases. Another case would be one in which p erforming CPR on a teen whose heart has stopped and a young man that can recover his 86-year old grandmother who has been in Palliative care (McManaman 2). A ma n named John Close also endured the painful deterioration of his body from Lou G ehrig s disease for 2 years and by the time he died he could not walk or swallow.

1). Prosecutors still need to make sure that the w ay the man said that he killed her is the actual way and Euthanasia can still be performed in Taiwan. 1). When the judge questioned him. The doctor that performed the act of Eu thanasia on her was being look at as an attempted suicide assistant. he did not get the euthanasia that he wished for which is good because he was said to be not guilty in 2003. Wang then turned himself in to police. (McManaman 2). and he mentioned it several times in h is blog (Financial Times LTD. The doctor began a lethal drip for a patient suffering fr om an incurable degenerative condition who had expressed her wish to die. Poland and Spain where the Roman Cat holic remains strong. At the end of it all. Lawyer Chiu Chuang-shun. One patient s wish in Switzerland was die. Some people will abuse Euthanasia such as a certain family member asking to pull the plug for selfish reasons. Euthanasia is a very impor tant. but it is if used correctly and for the right reason. pleaded guilty of charges alleging that he accepted and arranged bribe p ayment to former colleagues.This was solved by Euthanasia (Knox 1). a retired engineer. It is not the same types of acts. who formerly served as a high court judge. at the ir Taipei home Sunday. If a family member is sick or facing a very deadly or painful future then i t is best to go ahead and pull the plug. who was r ecently extradited back to Taiwan from hiding in China by the Criminal Investiga tion Bureau (CIB). There are a lot of circumstances under which euthanasia is a reasonable and res ponsible choice. Some people omi t ordinary treatment so that the patient will die (McManaman 2). One judge plead guilty to accepting a charge and then requested that he receive Euthanasia. Many have done that to their family members for the solely reason to gain inheritance. Something t hat is different in Switzerland is that active euthanasia is legal but the other forms are not (UPI 1). In Taiwan. Not wanting to face old age and illness. Wang gave her sleeping pills then used a hammer to knock the screwdriver in her skull. they d iscussed committing suicide a decade ago. Lawyer Chiu was indicted for playing a role in arranging bribe payment to Chang and other la w enforcement officers. a person must consider the situation. most families will use it in a good manner for the betterment of their loved one. He told the court that he pleaded guilt for all charges concerning his part. But he managed to escape to China for hiding. He also threw his plasti c cup and water to a computer. Wang Ching-hsi. 80. If Euthanasia is ever planned the place where the treatme . Supporting or not supporting Euthanasia is a ver y important family and personal decision that should not be left up to doctors o r any other adults but the ones most important to the situation that is happenin g at hand. He also asked the Taipei District Court to let him have euthanasia to end his life. and he has been caring for his wife who had a broken leg in addition to Parkinson's disease. Each case is different from another. It affects thousands even millions of Americans each year and the final decision is never easy. (Knox 2). Before resulting in Euthanasia. Euthanasia is a very controversial subject. asking the court for no more questioning concerni ng his part in the case. Seemingl y. the doctor relied on a moveme nt of the patient's foot as a signal. claiming he performed euthanasia to end her suffering. Since the patient was unable to perform the act herself. Chiu was summoned to a court hearing yesterday for a case involving Chang Bing-lung. Those who promote Euthanasia often use the words serious burden. Chang was convicted for accepting bribe to exonerate a suspec t in an earlier case. Wang said his two sons immigrated to the United States. emotional issue. Chiu said he was not inte rested in the court proceedings and had nothing to say. a man killed his wife with a screwdriver and then tried to call it Eu thanasia. who suffered from Parkinson's' disease. another former high court judge. That way it w ill benefit in everyone in the end. Several law enforcement and other types of people are involved with euthanasia a t times. Then he requested the court for an affidavit to sign and a llow him to have a mercy killing (China Post27. The court ruled there was no doubt about t he patient's wishes and the doctor had a medical and moral duty to break the law out of compassion (UPI 1). The debate over legalizing euthanasi a is more muted in countries such as Italy. k illed his wife Sun Yuan-ping.

Some people feel that euthanasia is right because they feel tha t there are circumstances where a person should consider allowing an individual to make the choice to end their life in a comfortable manner. By making these wish es known ahead of time. Many say that they do not think they could ever bring myself to pull t he plug but if they were ever in the situation they would probably think differe nt. A person might feel that it is better to end their life peacefully than live longer while in pain. and it ends up seeming as if either the people of the family member or the doctors and lawyers are trying to play God. has in some ways gotte n ahead of our ethical ability to sort it all out. Many people do not take Euthanasia seriously and some do but the most important part is understanding why it is happening or being put on the back burner. M any believe that it is appropriate for a person to have a living will and reques t that no extraordinary measures be taken to preserve life. The medical technology today. a person can take the burden off the family members in m aking these hard decisions.nt is being received should be looked at. the people known to the person need to decide if they want to be in the room when the procedure is done. . make arrangem ents for the body in advance and allow yourself grieving time to this sad. but p eaceful process. Supporters of euth anasia feel that a person s life is more important than just extending the length of someone s life when they are in a miserable state of pain. Euthanasia should not be forced on anyone although there are reasons it could be used correctly and cases to prove it. No one would force a person to insist on life-preserving measures for someon e if I knew they wished otherwise.