In places where euthanasia is allowed, it is only legal when it is voluntary active euthanasia, or the intentionally administering medication or other interventions to cause patient’s death at the explicit request and with fully informed consent.
If placed in the terminal disease situation, opponents to euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide would not want to spend their last days on earth suffering or even eventually becoming a vegetable.
“The ingestion of a controlled substance in order to accelerate death may spare the terminally ill patient much suffering, both physical pain and the anguish that, for some, accompanies helplessness and dependence,” (Dick and Lindsey).
For terminally ill patients, this is an outlet for their suffering in life, which is very advantageous to the person.
Euthanasia and physician- Hughes 2 assisted suicide should be legalized for all terminally ill patients who have these options available to them.
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are two ways to end the life of a person.
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Euthanasia is the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy (Merriam-Webster), also defined by the Oxford dictionary as the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma.
For many terminally ill, they are devoid of simple pleasures, and functional capability, while also suffering pain and long hours of consciousness of the hopelessness of their state (Asch).
However, choosing life or death is a personal decision and those who are suffering should be able to choose to end their life.
If Hughes 3 the patient thinks attempts at curing outweigh benefits, they should still help them but also try to stop suffering and pain (Dick and Lindsey).
One of the only places on Earth to legalize physician-assisted suicide is the state of Oregon with a Death with Dignity Act.