Stop the Suffering - Euthanasia.

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Stop the Suffering

No one wants to live in agony, fearing each day, hoping it to be your last. If this is so, why does the law state that if this situation arises, we must carry on, even if there is no hope for us? Does the government have the right to make people suffer?

Euthanasia has become a very heated debate.

In today’s society, there are many disagreements regarding the moral issues of euthanasia. Although death is unavoidable for human beings, suffering before death should be.

I believe that not legalising euthanasia would be an outrage, and would result in human beings like you and I having to undergo unbelievable pain before death.

As a doctor I see so many patients unnecessarily suffering before death, and pleading with me to make the pain go. Generally though, they are to far gone for any medication to improve their condition. For a doctor, one of the worst questions that a patient could ask you is to end their life. To see the look on a terminally ill patient’s face, when they realise the long road of agony ahead of them is heartbreaking. How would you feel in that situation? How would you tell the patient that their condition is going to slowly deteriorate over a matter of months, and there is no medication to help them?

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It is unbearable not only for the terminally ill patients, but also for the friends and family of the patient. Would you stand and watch while your mother or father writhes in pain, when their single wish is to be rested, and not consider it an injustice?

I didn’t think so.

Some people could argue that euthanasia is part of a slippery slope, and could lead to involuntary euthanasia, where the patient does not have a say on whether their life is to be ended.

I however believe that with proper guidelines in place, this should not ...

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