Aging Concepts and Controversies
Aging Concepts and Controversies
The two types of Euthanasia include passive and active euthanasia. Active euthanasia does occur when a fatal substance example given as an injection is used intentionally to end a patient’s life while on the other hand, passive euthanasia occurs when there is a withholding of a medical treatment that will sustain the life of a patient. Examples of such treatments include a failure in administering antibiotics that prolong life. Active euthanasia is considered illegal in most parts of the world while on the other hand passive euthanasia is said to be legal regardless the legislation. Euthanasia is said to be voluntary when the consent is sought from the patient
And also termed involuntary if the patient is in a coma and cannot be in a position to issue to give out any consent. The main difference lies between active and passive euthanasia is that I active, a patient’s life is terminated or ended by something done to the patient while in passive euthanasia, the only thing that can sustain someone’s life is not done or given to the patient. On the other hand, a different group has its ideas and a different view of the same for it suggests that no difference exists between the two acts since not treating a patient is done deliberately and it’s a choice to either carry or not carry a treatment.
B. While depression is a serious type of illness with its symptoms having emotional influences on the feelings of a person and his or her response to situations, suicide is a complex type of issue that involves the ending of someone’s own life. Most of the research hold it that most suicide cases are as a result of depression. This means that depression and suicide have a connection in that the prevention of suicide is essential for depression treatment. Some of the indicators of depression include certain feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, loss of pleasure and appetite, fatigue and high guilt feelings.
C. The Right-To-Die movement had primary objectives that to be used in assisting in the peaceful and willingly death of terminally ill persons and also help in campaigns for physician-assisted suicide. It was founded in the year 1980 by Derek Humphrey after personal assistance to his wife who had a breast cancer in order to kill herself. He later asked people for their support on the right of terminally ill patients only to choose when today. In 1990, Dr.Jack Kevorkian who was later had a nickname, Dr.Death, get to help a 54-year-old woman Janet Akins from Portland where he helped her commit suicide using a suicide machine initially built in a Michigan apartment. His main objectives and goals are to brand euthanasia a kind of positive experience to the medical responsibilities i.e. helping some patients terminate life.Physician Dr. Timothy Quill chose to help a patient to die by driven by his own suffering and circumstances. This was stated in one of his prosecutions which were declined by the grand jury for a prescription of a toxic dose to an ill patient.
D. Assisted dying is an idea that will be supported by many people since there deceased relatives, who have mostly been diagnosed with the terminal illness who before dying would have wanted them to support the idea. It is argued that most people prefer terminating their lives other than the fact of undergoing through pain caused by illness. Many people have a feeling that the prevention of a suffering individual from dying is against human rights and is totally unfair. In 1991 for instance, Frank was in terminal stages while crippled and still in a wheelchair had to support the bill of granting people the choice to end life. Frank’s condition was to open the eyes of the members of the Senate in support of the bill through the bill was not met by many considerations that were serious.