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Euthanasia By Susan Humphrey Your voice is hoarse Your chest is burning Your every wheezing breath is a struggle You have been diagnosed with lung cancer and your condition is worsening You are no longer able to rise from your hospital bed and you begin to contemplate death Surely life shouldnt be as painful and agonizing as this Shouldnt death be a time of peace and fulfillment After many hard days you have come to a decision You ask your doctor to administer a lethal injection so that you may die peacefully and end your suffering As a physician he cannot stop you from dying but can he in all good conscience assist you In the face of painful and crippling diseases such as cancer Alzheimers Lou Gerihgs Disease and AIDS a debate is rising about a patients right to control death A growing number of people are considering the controversial act of euthanasia demanding the right to end their lives on their terms Many people dread the prospect of spending their last days in a hospital dependent on machines and drugs or in a nursing home needing to be washed dressed and fed For those who fear this life of dependencies euthanasia presents a solution However euthanasia has medical legal religious and ethical concerns It may lead to the abuse exploitation and erosion of care for the most vulnerable among us Euthanasia also known as assisted suicide is a Greek word meaning a good or easy death The two types of euthanasia that are debated in our society today are passive and active euthanasia Passive euthanasia is the act of discontinuing treatment that could potentially prolong life while active euthanasia is the work of actively interceding to cause death as by administering a lethal injection Euthanasia is not murder as it occurs only at the request of the patient Murder is the result of hate rage and vengeance but euthanasia is
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