Essays Tagged: "Euthanasia"

A Statistical Analysis of Religious Attitudes in America

itically active and more vociferous concerning its views on moral issues such as war, abortion, and euthanasia. It is my feeling that many Catholics are searching for sects that will allow them to ret ...

(3 pages) 143 0 4.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Homosexuality, Morality, and Human Rights

, debate and argument. Some examples of such delicate subjects are the death penalty, abortion, and euthanasia. An issue that has in recent years, begun to command the intensity of the foregoing, is t ...

(7 pages) 544 6 3.2 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Same Sex Marriages

one time or another. Issues such as abortion, single-parent families, the homeless, AIDS, politics, euthanasia, and same- sex marriages. Same-sex marriages caught my eye as an issue of 1996 which peop ...

(3 pages) 403 1 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Analysis of "Scared to Death of Dying", Article by Herbert Hendin

The background for this work is that the existing conflict over legalizing assisted suicides and euthanasia could bring our values down and society apart. The problem is not legalizing or opposing ... vorkian, to become famous for killing people. The claim for this work is that assisted suicides and euthanasia should be illegal.The Oregon Law would allow people to die quicker and without dignity. W ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Euthanasia is not Murder

Debate continues over the issue of euthanasia because of the recent court decision over Dr. Death. Kevorkian has been aquitted of murde ... assisted suicide cases and the court has created precedent for the legalization of selecting death. Euthanasia does take place and is selected voluntarily by patients who are in great pain due to an i ... ect to die, their deaths end suffering, and there is no intention to cause harm, physician assisted euthanasia cannot be considered murder.Murder can be defined as an act of violence which is perpetra ...

(4 pages) 140 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Euthanasia, the right to die

Euthanasia is a very controversial topic. People argue as to whether or not a person who is terminal ... rminally ill, or handicap, should have the right or not to ask their doctor, or relatives to die by euthanasia. People say that dying by euthanasia is to die with dignity, instead of living an artific ... erson lying there helpless, not able to feed themselves, get out of bed, or talk to you.One notable euthanasia case would be Sue Rodrigous. She had a disease known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS, whic ...

(4 pages) 217 0 4.6 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues


Euthanasia, or assisted suicide is a very sensitive and debatable topic of todays world. With the me ... der law able to have an assisted suicide. There are two cases for an assisted suicidem according to Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO). "One is if the patient is in an advanced ter ... le family and relatives of the individual, it should not be done alone. What many of the critics of euthanasia is that a person should die when God says so. In this critiscm it is pointed out that God ...

(3 pages) 92 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Positive Arguments for Euthanasia: Touching on ethical views and the views of terminally ill patients

Euthanasia: The merciful alternative"There is a time to be born and a time to die... a time to kill ... e to kill and a time to heal... a time to search and a time to give up."(Ecclesiastes 3:2a, 3a, 6a) Euthanasia enthusiasts would agree with this quote. Euthanasia is a word that can be defined as the ... erson who dies. (Webster's dictionary) The purpose of this essay is to fortify the positive role of euthanasia by explaining why it is that terminally ill patients consider euthanasia an option and wh ...

(2 pages) 155 0 3.0 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Euthanasia, killing or letting die?

EuthanasiaEuthanasia - is it killing or letting die? In the last thirty years, this has been a highl ... in instances where it is justifiably considered to be letting die, it is essentially killing.§ Euthanasia comes from a Greek word, meaning 'easy death,' and is now often associated with the infam ... 'easy death,' and is now often associated with the infamous Dr. Kevorkian. There are three types of euthanasia - what doctors consider to be 'letting the patient die,' for instance taking both conscio ...

(4 pages) 142 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Euthanasia. This essay display the position of the opposition to the legality of euthanasia as well as the position of the supporters

r own beliefs and meanings of life. This struggle is now obvious in the contemporary discussions of euthanasia.Of the controversial discussions involving euthanasia, the question of legalization is an ... sial discussions involving euthanasia, the question of legalization is an often argued one. Whether euthanasia ought to be illegal is different from the question of whether it is immoral. Some people ...

(6 pages) 532 2 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Running Head: Euthanasia. Defines Euthanasia and assisted suicide

This paper will define Euthanasia and assisted suicide. Euthanasia is often confused with and associated with assisted suic ... o are required. Two perspectives shall be presented in this paper. The first perspective will favor euthanasia or the 'right to die,' the second perspective will favor antieuthanasia, or the 'right to ... Each perspective shall endeavor to clarify the legal, moral and ethical ramifications or aspects of euthanasia.Thesis StatementEuthanasia, also mercy killing, is the practice of ending a life so as to ...

(7 pages) 881 7 4.2 Dec/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Euthanaisa, one of the most acute and uncomfortable contemporary problems in medical ethics

Euthanasia is one of the most acute and uncomfortable contemporary problems in medical ethics. Is Eu ... cute and uncomfortable contemporary problems in medical ethics. Is Euthanasia Ethical? The case for euthanasia rests on one main fundamental moral principle: mercy.It is not a new issue; euthanasia ha ... the problem is much more pressing than it has in the past, and both the discussion and practice of euthanasia are more widespread.Euthanasia is a way of granting mercy-both by direct killing and by l ...

(6 pages) 112 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Euthanasia, mercy killing

Euthanasia is defined as 'a painlesskilling,espacially to end a painful andincurable disease;mercy k ... ot guilty verdict would have toldpeople that parents of disabled childrencan perform both voluntary euthanasia ontheir children. In theUnitedStates,euthanasia was voted on for thefirst time in the sta ... the vote revealedstrong support for it,the ballot wasdefeated by fifty-four to forty-sixpercent,and euthanasia remainsillegal in Noth America. In addition toviolating civil law,euthanasia alsocontradi ...

(4 pages) 215 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


Euthanasia"It is conceivable, that life can deteriorate to the point where persons lose theirdignity ... ermeets meets the basic criteria of human-ness." (O'Keefe, A1) Under these circumstancesonly should Euthanasia be practiced and then only passively ("pulling the plug"). "DutchDeath", Euthanasia, doct ... ne anyway? This is not a valid reason for leagalizinganything.Where would it end if the practice of euthanasia were to be legalized, how farwould it go? Would it end with assisted death for the termin ...

(3 pages) 83 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia


PRECIOUS LIFEMy impression is that the idea of euthanasia, if not the practice, is gradually gaining acceptance within our society. People like Jac ... nation to devalue human life, but I do not believe that this is the major factor. The acceptance of euthanasia is much more likely to be the result of unthinking sympathy and benevolence. It is an eas ... passion that leads to this conclusion, I believe that this conclusion is wrong. I want to show that euthanasia is wrong. It is inherently wrong, but it is also wrongly judged from the standpoints of s ...

(5 pages) 192 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia


e circumstances? What exactly is justifiable killing? Is abortion OK? How about war? Euthanasia? These are topics that are in hot controversy these days, as civil rights group ... way to deal various social problems ranging from unplanned pregnancy to the criminal population.Euthanasia is the final topic of this paper. Euthanasia                   ...

(7 pages) 123 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays


The topic that I chose to write about is Euthanasia. I found that this is a very sensitive subject and if different people were polled, you w ... ive subject and if different people were polled, you will most certainly find different viewpoints. Euthanasia is a form of mercy killing. The question that we have to ask ourselves is who gives man t ... or the wisdom to determine when it is time for someone to die, by performing a mercy killing called euthanasia. In my reading the act of performing euthanasia was considered if a person was terminally ...

(3 pages) 51 0 2.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Gun Control

Gun ControlAbortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are all controversial issues in today's society. Just as importan ...

(2 pages) 57 0 2.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Is Euthanasia Moral or Immoral?

Mr. BlackburnInquiry Skills2 Dec. 1996EuthanasiaIn today's society there are many disagreements about the rights and wrongs of euthanasia. ... g before death is unbearable not only for terminal patients but for the family members and friends. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word 'Thanatos' meaning death and the prefix 'eu' meaning easy or go ... the prefix 'eu' meaning easy or good (Russell 94). Thus, 'eu- Thanatos' meaning easy or good death. Euthanasia is a better choice for terminal patients than suicide.In our society, suicide is always t ...

(6 pages) 518 3 3.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

The Controversy of Euthanasia (assisted suicide)

The Controversy of Euthanasia"Nancy Crick, a 69 year-old grandmother who believed that she was dying of cancer, committ ... re was evidence of previous cancers"(Steel32). This brings up the question: Is assisted suicide and euthanasia really what needs to be done? Some people will say yes and some people will say no. Eutha ... ling to help them, there really isn't going to be a solution to solving the debate. The practice of euthanasia should be stopped because it's murder, suicide, and a bad message to younger generations. ...

(8 pages) 262 0 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia