Euthanasia for the Terminally ill patient - A Controversy or Solution by HI Flying - Air Ambulance International.
Everything you want to know about Euthanasia
Euthanasia means physician assisted suicide, this basically done for people who are very ill and want to end their life, will fully, this is also called mercy killing in some countries. This term has come from Greek word which is called euthanatos that means simple death. In some regions of the world where this is allowed, but not permitted in some. This is a way for many people who are suffering and living for them is very difficult, and they want a very fast and dignified way of dying and getting rid of the pain and misery they are going through. This happens by stopping them the supply of the life saving medicines. Things have changed and this subject is getting discussed in lots of place all over the world. There are lots of people who are against it, while of some them still in favour, but is a delicate subject and needs to be given lots of thoughts.
Doctors are bound with a moral responsibility to keep their patients alive. They are bound with a Hippocratic Oath and this is a very serious issue which one needs to keep in mind. Hence by making this legal it can become or slip from euthanasia to murder, this is something very serious and needs to be paid serious attention too.
The misuse of this could be many, like killing people who are poor and disabled. This will also create lots of incentives for insurance companies, who can save big amount of money by promoting this as insurance may not be applicable and hence it is a serious issue and lots of thought process needs to go in to avoid any kind of misuse of this as it could be a disaster for many people. Though some people need this badly to put an end to the misery they are going through. Even in the present time most place in Europe and USA this is still an illegal practice and in not supported. It is a very serious issue which requires lots of thinking and only then can be brought into force and even after that lots of reforms, should be put out as an how needed. Even in countries like India, lots of debates have happened on this issue, but not many people are still convinced on making this legal, but to lots of misuse that is possible in this case.
Switzerland is a country which supports this and hence many people who are just not able to take their pain any more go there and take advantage of this law. As this is a country which is one of the most liberal in implementing this rule. But this is still a serious issue. But this service is governed by lots of rules. Everything needs to be done with a process to avoid any kind of problems. The total cost for this is around 7000 Euros. This includes the suicide costs, death certificate, presence of doctors and funeral expenses. Hence people need to have that much money even after getting here to complete the process.
A person may only think about Euthanasia, when he or she is fed up with the quality of life they are going through. Some people suffer from some diseases which are incurable, like Parkinson which reduces the daily mobility of the person and makes him depended on others at all times and there is no treatment available for curing it in the market even till the present time as this is a case of Euthanasia and people , may want to opt for this. But with lots of caution as any kind of misuse may b nothing but murder. In some cases even the family member can request it when then patient is in no position to request for the same. But this has to be done with great caution and should be done only for right reasons which are a very important thing for most of the people.
There are lots of important question which need to be answered before applying Euthanasia
1) Is right for a terminally ill patient to end life?
2) When should ne euthanasia permitted?
3) What is the difference between killing someone and let them die?
4) Should human being have right to decide whether to live or die?
These are very serious issues and will require lots of different perspectives. Many people have different views. Lots of people are still not in favour of this as there are lots of dangers involved and this is something which will need to be really though over well before applying.
How is Euthanasia carried out?
This is done with the help of a lethal injection. Or by doing something that will be required to keep the person alive. This is done in a way based on the procedure of the country where it is done. In most cases this is done to relive the patient from his or her suffering which is just too much for them. But is illegal in most of the countries and hence, it cannot be done at the present time in most countries of the world irrespective of the situation.
In certain cases there is a fine line, which is basically giving a patient some medicines to reduce pain, but that is going to reduce the life span of the patient and hence cannot be termed as Euthanasia. Hence this is basically confusion. This is a practice which is followed by some but cannot be termed as Euthanasia, but is it ethical? That is question asked by many and hence needs to be though over. Lots of countries have different laws governing these things and based on that the people need to follow it. But one thing is for sure that this is a very serious issue and needs to be dealt with lots of caution as it can cause some major harm to people if misused in any way anywhere.
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