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Imagine a room with a bed surrounded by machines and on it a person lies in a coma or in a vegetative state Everyone who picture this scene in his or her mind can believe that administrating a fatal drug or simply removing life support equipment will be the best way to put an end to this person pain and suffering A word that best describes this type of solution is called Euthanasia In a poll cited in a 1991 issue of USA Today eighty percent of Americans think sometimes there are circumstances when a patient should be allowed to die compared to only fifteen percent think doctors and nurses should always do everything possible to save a persons life It also showed that eight in ten adults approve of state laws that allow medical care for the terminally ill to be removed or withheld if that is what the patient wishes whereas only thirteen percent disapproved of the laws Also seventy percent think the family should be allowed to make the decision about treatment on behalf of the patient while another five percent think this is suitable only in some cases Euthanasia is divided in two types active and passive Active Euthanasia occurs when someone causes the death of another person through an intended action Some examples are administering a fatal drug to a dying person or injecting an air bubble into the blood stream For the Passive Euthanasia the case is described as helping someone to die by doing nothing It happens by removing life support equipment by stopping medical procedures or medications or by stopping food and water and allowing the person to dehydrate or starve to death A patient in a terminal stage sometimes might never recover or remain in a vegetative stage for the rest of his or her life so he or she consider Euthanasia as the best option Euthanasia should only be performed in
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