• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Everyone has the right to an easy death. Discuss.

Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  • Essay length: 1650 words
  • Submitted: 19/09/2003
Share this essay:
GCSE Euthanasia

The first 200 words of this essay...

Everyone has the right to an easy death. Discuss.

The word 'Euthanasia' is derived from Greek and literally means painless, happy death or good death. Today though the meaning has travelled far. It now can mean several things, such as mercy killing, which is the killing of people such as the elderly or mentally ill just because they are judged as not needed any more as they can not contribute to society or assisting in the killing of someone else. The main meaning is that euthanasia is the intentional killing by act or exception of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. As well as meaning several things there are several types of euthanasia.

* Voluntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed has requested to be killed.

* Non-voluntary: When the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent.

* Involuntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed made an expressed wish to the opposite.

* Assisted suicide: Someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take their own life with the intention that they will be used for this

Read more
The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

  • "
    Great educational tool, really useful and really helps teach students about how to write and structure their coursework.
    "
    George Boustred English, Maths, Science, Resistant Materials, History, Music. GCSE Student
  • "
    Markedbyteachers.com has helped me achieve better marks than I could ever have hoped for, by providing some of the best essays on the internet that have helped me structure my own degree level assignments, thank you so much.
    "
    Kim. Nursing, Mental Health, Psychology. University Student.

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.