Perspectives on Euthanasia in Greece

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Health 123
8 January 2011
Perspectives on Euthanasia in Greece
Euthanasia is the solution to ameliorate the suffering of terminally-ill patients in the healthcare system in Greece. “Euthanasia was firstly used by the English philosopher Fr. Bacon who admitted that the purpose of medicine is to restore human health and to palliate pain not only when this palliation leads to treatment but also when it provides a peaceful and smooth death” (Mavroforou and Michalodimitrakis 157). The word “euthanasia” even has etymological origins in the Roman civilization. Thus, the concept was well-known to ancient Greeks as well. However, modern Greece is characterized by a social climate where...
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.....ful and painless death” (Mavroforou and Michalodimitrakis 157). The spirit and intent of euthanasia is civilized and deserves to implemented in modern Greece.
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