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Recent debates over active euthanasia killing a terminally ill patient in Holland has risen the question whether euthanasia is immoral or a simple human right Doctors seem to have no doubt They made an oath The definition of Euthanasia depends on whether it is active or passive Active Euthanasia i only allowed in Holland and it means that the doctor takes direct measures to put a patient to sleep whereas passive Euthanasia only involves stopping pill consumption or stopping treatment In England only passive Euthanasia is allowed Euthanasia touches some of the deepest feelings in human beings It is the power over life and death and responsibilities no one wishes to take have to be taken This of cause leads to the ultimatum that it is the patients own choice But can we allow some one to take their own lives Doesnt this mean that everyone else around the patient have failed that more could have been done From the patients point of view a lot of arguments talk in favor of euthanasia For one no body wants to be a burden If a person has had a car accident which paralyses him from neck and down and is doomed to sit in a wheelchair for the rest of his life he knows that he will be 100 dependant on the ones that care for him his lived ones forever It can also be mentioned that the life quality of a terminally ill patient gets reduced a lot Never being able to walk again never being able to talk to your children again never being able to go shopping swimming playing driving etc must be terrible for anyone The whole situation only gets worse if the patient himself can see that his condition is worsening and only time keeps his thoughts clear A third very important point is pain If people see a deer which had been hit by
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