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Jasmyn Nelson Mitchell Chodkowski


What is Euthanasia?
The practice of intentionally and painlessly

killing a human being or animal for humane reasons, especially in order to end great suffering or poor quality of life An easy death, or the means to bring about such a death

Understanding of Opposing Views

It is a doctors job to keep their patient alive. Permitting physicians to engage in euthanasia

would ultimately cause more harm than good. Instead of performing euthanasia, physicians must aggressively respond to the needs of patients at the end of life. Patients should not be given up on once it is determined that a cure is impossible. Patients near the end of life must continue to receive emotional support, comfort care, adequate care, respect, and good communication.

Our Position on Euthanasia

In the United States we are living in a free

country. Where we are able to have our freedom of speech and freedom of choice.
With our freedom of choice we should be able to

choose whether we would like to live or die when terminally ill.

Doctors Perspective
Doctors try their hardest to keep their

patients alive, however, when their patients have undergone so many treatments some patients feel as though they are just waiting for their death.

Patients Perspective
When patients are terminally ill sometimes

they just want to die and be put out of their misery. When one is unable to provide for themselves as they probably could have before, you may feel as though you already are helpless.

Caregivers Perspective
Caring for a terminally ill friend or family

member is extremely tough and no one wants to give up caring for someone

Convince Why Its a Good Idea

While some ill patients are enduring

unbearable pain others are unable to feel anything and cannot even control their own bodies.
With euthanasia, people will not have live their lives in

pain any longer. For the people that are unable to care for themselves they may feel like less of a burden for others.

Patients should not be forced to live if they no

longer want to live the life they are living.

Benefits of Euthanasia
The patients are no longer suffering.

In the United States euthanasia is prohibited

under general homicide laws, however physician- assisted suicide is legal in Oregon, Washington, and Montana Euthanasia is a tough situation to talk about and many people may find it difficult to choose a side for this argument, but think about someone who is terminally sick in a hospital bed right now, do you think they feel like suffering of their illness any longer?

Works Cited
"Euthanasia Suicide Mercy-killing Right-to-die Physician

Assisted Suicide Living Wills Research." Euthanasia Suicide Mercy-killing Right-to-die Physician Assisted Suicide Living Wills Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. "Top 10 Pros and Cons - Euthanasia -" Top 10 Pros and Cons - Euthanasia - ProCon, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013.