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What is meant by euthanasia?

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Altaikhuu Euthanasia Euthanasia is probably one of the three big issues that people widely discuss in the world today which are allowing same-sex marriage, allowing woman to choose an abortion and Euthanasia. It is an act of suicide that is committed by someone who prefers to end his of her life rather than feeling intense pain for a long time or for the rest of his or her life. Some people choose euthanasia when they get seriously ill and have no hope of recovering from diseases. The origin of the word, Euthanasia, is from Greek language. "Eu" means "good" and "Thanatos" means "death", so it means, in English, "good death". 1 The issue of Euthanasia is concerned whether it should be a human right to end their life or Euthanasia should be illegal.2 It is illegal in most countries in the world. ...read more.

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Nevertheless, others aspect that Euthanasia should be permissible, because, in other countries, part from the Oregon state of the US and Netherlands, the governments do not permit PAT or Euthanasia in which patients have to wait until their natural death comes, but it is a criminal act if they are assisted to committed suicide by their relatives or someone6. They aspect that this policy makes patients lives harder and more painful. However, they think that only under certain conditions, Euthanasia should be the human right that are if a patient has a disease, which is not possible to be recovered and brings intense pain, and the action of Euthanasia must be harmless to others such as family and friends, and not to violate the desires of others to live.7 In July 1997, CNN's USA today poll about Euthanasia showed that most people in the world are in favour of Euthanasia. ...read more.

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It is broadly discussed alongside allowing same-sex marriage and allowing woman to choose an abortion, as being one of the three big issues in the world today. In most countries, Euthanasia is still illegal, but the people of those countries are still in favour of it, according to the poll. 1 Religious Tolerance, no date, Euthanasia, [online, available from : http://www.religioustolerance.org/euth1.htm#term [accessed 19 February 2005] 2 UTM, no date, Euthanasia, [online, available from: http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/euthanas.htm [accessed 19 February 2005] 3 Religious Tolerance, op cit 4 Religious Tolerance, op cit 5 Religious Tolerance, op cit 6 Religious Tolerance, op cit 7 Religious Tolerance, op cit 8 Religious Tolerance, no date, Euthanasia, [online, available from: http://www.religioustolerance.org/euth2.htm#poll [accessed 19 February 2005] 9 Religious Tolerance, op cit ...read more.

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