Date of publication: 2017-07-09 01:24
In the Netherlands euthanasia is now legal, from . For some time the courts in Holland have turned a blind eye to the practice of euthanasia and the law has been changed to acknowledge this with the majority of the public in full support.
Suffering is something which draws upon all the resources of a human being and enables them to reach the highest and noblest points of what they really are.
In addition, if there are those whose death is inevitable who would like to be put out of their suffering early, it means that doctors will have a chance to examine their vital organs to see if they can be donated. At later stages of many terminal illnesses, organs are severely weakened and, in some cases, failing - it may not be possible to use them at that point. This will help alleviate the long waiting list there is for organ donations. Thus permitting assisted suicide through euthanasia will not only put the victim out of his/her suffering earlier, but may also help save more lives. More than 657,889 men women and children are waiting for organ transplants in the US alone with only 69,758 eligible donors. PAS is an effective and ethical avenue to decrease this vast and fatal gap.
If a terminal patient faces a long, slow, painful death, surely it is much kinder to spare them this kind of suffering and allow them to end their life comfortably. Pain medications used to allieviate symptoms often have unpleasant side effects or may leave the patient in a state of sedation. It is not as if they are really ‘living’ during this time they are merely waiting to die. They should have the right to avoid this kind of torturous existence and be allowed to die in a humane way.
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"If it was assisted dying I'd be in favour of it, because choice, dignity in dying, or options at the end of life are good things. But I'm not in favour of empowering doctors to give massive overdoses to people so they can kill themselves," he told Fairfax Media.
Legalisation of euthanasia is usually championed by those who have witnessed a loved one die in unpleasant circumstances, often without the benefits of optimal palliative care. This leads to demands for a 'right to die'. In reality the slogan is misleading. What we are considering is not the right to die at all, but rather the right to be killed by a doctor more specifically we are talking of giving doctors a legal right to kill. This has its own dangers which we shall consider shortly.