Euthanasia: A Case Study Introduction As the baby boom generation continues to age, the issue of euthanasia is becoming increasingly pertinent. Many older persons never consider that their final days may well be dictated by technology or that they may be forced to continue even though their life has no quality. It is my position that all people have the autonomy and self-determination to make an informed choice about what will happen to them at the end of life. Even though I personally would not choose the course that Mr. M took, I would support his decision and advocate for him. First of all, there are two forms of euthanasia: active and passive. Active euthanasia involves direct killing and is illegal in Canada; furthermore, it cannot be...The end:
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