Euthanasia means “good death” but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite.

Euthanasia means “good death” but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite.

Literally, euthanasia means “good death” but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. In active euthanasia the immediate cause of death is not the patients disease but something that is done to the patient to cause his or her death. Because, active euthanasia destroys another person’s life it is wrong and immoral to perform it. If we change the law and accept active euthanasia, we will not be able to keep it under control since, mistakes and abuses cannot be entirely eliminated. In today’s medical world knowledge is imperfect and science is constantly improving, therefore, there are cases where disease is being misdiagnosed or studies are being done for new findings of cure. Furthermore, there is a huge difference between killing people who ask for death under appropriate circumstances, and killing people without their clear knowledge of understanding because of drugs, or feeling guilty by imposing social and financial burden of care. Moreover, active euthanasia subverts the social role of the physician as a healer. For the reason being, physicians should distance themselves from euthanasia to maintain confidence in people and trust in medicine as healing profession. For this reasons medical legislation should not legalize active euthanasia. When physicians pushed to decide who has a good reason to end their life, they must also consider a possibility of potential outcome of a mistake. It is never guaranteed that physicians can provide an accurate prognosis regarding a terminally ill patient. Every doctor can tell stories of patients expected to die within days who surprise everyone with their extraordinary recoveries. Every doctor has experienced the wonderful embarrassment of being proven wrong in his or her pessimistic diagnosis. Since, in today’s medical world science stands on the verge of improvement we are confident to say that new studies will be found tomorrow to cure many present illnesses. …


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