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What do you think about euthanasia? ethical/unethical?

Postby Winter » Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:00 am

I once went to a school where there were only 12 of us in a class. ( We all had the same classes). I was assigned to head one of two groups in a debate over the issue of euthanasia. My groups stance on the issue was that euthanasia is unethical. The debate was an utter disaster and really ended up turning into a yelling fest...
Plus, the class ended up splitting into groups. My group refused to socialize with the others, there were a lot of hard feelings. Everyone had such strong opinions on the issue. I for one think that ,unless the person is completely brain dead, euthanasia is unethical, because your not really giving the patient a chance. Just because they're in a coma, doesn't mean they'll never, ever wake up.
Anyways, enuff from me, what do you guys think?
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Postby zami'87. » Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:12 pm

hi! I'm against but whole society is based on priorities. See if by "killing" that person many of people get chance to live ... And it would be nice to have enough instruments and devices for all. And devices are so expensive and that person need medical care so family can't afford to have "home care". The best solution would be to have home medical care. Or maybe u could see that in this way- maybe that person could donate organs to another person and could "live" through it.
I'm also against killing animals by injection cause even if it suffers each moment of life is precious... :?
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:47 pm

In the case of donating organs i agree with this. I will sign one of those petitions that if it ever happens to me, i agree to donate all my organs as soon as i have the chance. Killing the man just like that, and then burring him i don't agree
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Postby Winter » Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:02 pm

Well in the case of organ donation you are right especially if the person is terminally ill, but what if the person has just been in a coma for several years (but not brain dead), and the family feels that it would be better to pull the plug? There was a lot of talk about whether or not to legalize euthanasia, aka assisted suicide, but many minority-rights activists pointed out that euthanasia might get out of control and people who could not afford expensive medical treatment would be subjected to it without their consent. In fact in the netherlands, i've heard that several doctors use euthanasia on elderly people without their consent. A lot of people think that if the patient asks a physician to help them die, then they should get that help, as its their right to 'die with dignity', but a study showed that patients with severe illness have mood changes in w/c they would want to die one day and live the next.
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Postby mith » Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:16 pm

1.Give people who want to die a 60 day waiting period.
2. Everyone should write a will before they're put into a coma. This should detail how they want to be treated.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:29 pm

I agree with Mithril. If people want to die that bad, and in some cases of people with very severe cancers and such I can see their point of view as well, they should be placed on a timed list so they will be absolutely certain what they want to do and they will have time to think it over.
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Postby Kashmira » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:49 pm

Sorry to interrupt, but I think that euthanasia is a good thing :D . Doctors always know best (that is what my mother told me :) ), and if they think that that patient is hopeless, then that patient is hopeless. That is what I believe.
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Postby biostudent84 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:07 pm

Kashmira wrote:Sorry to interrupt, but I think that euthanasia is a good thing :D . Doctors always know best (that is what my mother told me :) ), and if they think that that patient is hopeless, then that patient is hopeless. That is what I believe.


You are listening to doctors too much. Many of them are too arrogant for their britches. A doctor is there for one thing. To make the patient happy. Most of the time, this is done by fixing the patient's body. But sometimes, the patient does not want to be "fixed." Through a process called Advanced Medical Directive, a patient can tell a doctor, "If I'm dying, let me go." It's called a DNR (do not recessutate).

If a patient is unable to convey his or her wishes as to what medical care to recieve, then someone else must decide. This is usually done through a Power of An Attorney, in which the patient declares a spokesman to speak for the patient in the case of the patient being unable to convey his or her wishes. If a Power of Attorney is not signed, and the doctor and family do not agree on which treatment is best, then it is the court system's duty to decide what is done with the patient.
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Postby biostudent84 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:08 pm

MrMistery wrote:In the case of donating organs i agree with this. I will sign one of those petitions that if it ever happens to me, i agree to donate all my organs as soon as i have the chance. Killing the man just like that, and then burring him i don't agree


In America, you can decide to donate your organs as soon as you get your drivers liscense. On mine, there's a little red heart and the words "organ donor" next to it. It says that if I ever die, my organs can be used in transplants to save other people's lives.

I'm not going to need my organs when I die ;) ;) ;)

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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:48 pm

So do the police give you less tickets if you have that red heart?
Here you must be 18...
I agree with you about that, Kyle... Unfortunately i can not tell the arogant doctors anything until I turn 18 :wink:
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:50 pm

I've always heard that they do less to revive you "on scenes of accidents" if you sign the organ donor portion of your license?
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Postby biostudent84 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:06 pm

b_d_41501 wrote:I've always heard that they do less to revive you "on scenes of accidents" if you sign the organ donor portion of your license?


They might...but then you have a case for Malpractise, which could cause the doctor to lose his liscense. Or the ambulance company could be sued.
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