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Why Is Euthanasia Controversial?

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Essay title: Why Is Euthanasia Controversial?

Euthanasia- The word Euthanasia has Greek origins. There are different types of euthanasia, passive, non-aggressive, and aggressive. Passive euthanasia is withholding common treatments (such as antibiotics, drugs, or surgery) or giving a medication knowing that it may also result in death. sort of like the principle of double effects. Passive euthanasia is currently the most accepted form. Non-aggressive Euthanasia is the practice of withdrawing life support and is more controversial. Aggressive Euthanasia is using lethal substances or force to kill and is the most controversial means. The Hippocratic Oath mentions Euthanasia by saying, I will not prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death.

Why is Euthanasia Controversial?

We believe Euthanasia is controversial due to the number of variables. First, is the patient competency to make a logical self-serving decision? Along with the competency, necessity is another variable to consider. If there is some reason to believe the cause of a patient's illness or suffering is or will soon be curable, the correct action is sometimes considered to be attempting to bring about a cure or engage in palliative care. People view euthanasia

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