Write a research paper on euthanasia

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Euthanasia is Inhuman

Subject that has been disputed more ever since medical technology has dramatically improved is Euthanasia. Euthanasia is assisted suicide, or it could be ending patience's suffering by letting him die. Medical technology is advancing so fast euthanasia is not needed to be a practice in today's society. Moreover, it is inhuman and against the law.

There are various kind of euthanasia like Direct, active euthanasia this is Deliberate killing in order to shorten the suffering of another person. The doctor or a third party deliberately administers an injection to the patient, which results directly in their death. Indirect, active euthanasia this is defined as the use of means to relieve suffering (e.g. morphine) which may have the secondary effect of shortening life. The possibility that death might occur earlier than it would otherwise have done is taken into account. Passive euthanasia this kind deals with the renunciation or discontinuation of life-prolonging measures.

(Example: A life-support machine is switched off.) Assisted suicide this involves enabling the patient to obtain the lethal substance, which the people wishing to commit suicide then take themselves without any external assistance. Apart from the earlier described euthanasia there is a psychological treatment for patient and their families so any of the above euthanasia can be avoided. This psychological treatment is called Palliative medical treatment and care. This treatment describes not only medical treatment and physical care, but also psychological, social and pastoral support to the patient and their family. It can significantly increase the quality of life of the seriously and terminally ill and thus also avoid a situation in which they express the wish to die.

Many people with incurable diseases have thought about euthanasia. Their families do not want them to go through the pain any longer. One reason why these...