Euthanasia as a Complex Issue


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Euthanasia as a Complex Issue
Euthanasia refers to a good death and extends back to the ancient Greeks. Euthanasia can be active or passive, and it also may be voluntary or involuntary. Passive euthanasia is a matter of withholding or withdrawing treatment and is commonly practiced in hospitals although it can still lead to serious controversy. The central problem with euthanasia is not related to the patient’s dignity or quality of life but instead is focused on the means and whether they are appropriate in regard to the patient’s wellbeing (Shannon, 2008). One form of euthanasia that has received much attention in recent years is assisted suicide where the patient requests assistance in dying. This paper will explore these...
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