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Euthanasia and the Terminally Ill

Title: Euthanasia and the Terminally Ill.
Name(s): Stern, Jessica, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This paper discusses the morality behind euthanasia of terminally ill patients. I argue for euthanasia by explaining that everyone has the right to his or her own body and to death, that death is a private matter that should not be prohibited by the state, and that people want to die with dignity and euthanasia allows for one to do that. I address counterarguments regarding the sanctity of life, the undermining of doctors' commitment to save lives, and the best interest of the patient. I discuss these counterarguments and proceed to explain why they are not sound in convincing one that euthanasia is never morally permissible. I conclude the essay by clarifying that euthanasia should not only be legal, but is morally permissible for terminally ill patients who have exhausted all other plausible treatment options.
Identifier: FSU_migr_phi2630-0013 (IID)
Keywords: euthanasia, ALS, morally, assisted suicide
Note: © 2013, Jessica Stern
Subject(s): Political ethics
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Ethical Issues and Life Choices (PHI2630).

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Stern, J. (2013). Euthanasia and the Terminally Ill. Retrieved from