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Visual Merchandising Arts
Visual Merchandising Arts EAC150
Jonathan Cowans

Argumentative Essay On Euthanasia: Not Morally Acceptable Submitted To Prof. Jonathan Cowans Prepared By Shiba Rehman Due Date October 30, 2013 Euthanasia: Not Morally Acceptable Euthanasia is a medical process of killing a patient to protect him or her from suffering more pain. Euthanasia is also known as “merci killing”. It has been legalized in many countries from past few years. Practicing euthanasia is a very controversial issue because it is considered immoral. Since human life is priceless, it should be deal respectfully. Terminally ill patients need emotional support and motivation rather than euthanasia. Euthanasia is not less than a murder. It is unethical, immoral, and against any law; therefore, the right of euthanasia should not be given to the doctors to decide that who will die and who will live. First of all, a doctor’s duty is to protect his/her patients and to find any possible way to cure the pain. Furthermore, doctors should motivate the patients to strengthen them to fight with their diseases even if there is no chance to recover. Thus, it is the responsibility of the doctors to do the best they can to help people live and enjoy their lives (Cavan 2000). However, euthanasia discourages to improve care methods and innovations. According to a recent survey, the total number of doctors who supported euthanasia is 54%. This could also lead to a situation that doctors will stop concerning about asking to patients or their families for permission of termination and will start killing the very sick patients with their own will. Perhaps they will begin to kill off patients to free up beds in hospitals or to save money. Secondly, doctor’s duty is to provide palliative care to patients and their families. Pain can be reduced by using drugs and pain killers, but the emotional stress needs care. Palliative care helps in fighting with the disease. Best way to provide palliative care is to provide emotional support and encouragement. When a patient suffers from a disease he/she feels more emotional stress and pain rather than physical pain. Therefore, if the doctors will stop supporting or encouraging patients towards life, patients will lose all hopes. Thirdly, euthanasia can also be known as murder because the doct
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