Is Assisted Suicide Ethical? Are There Cases Where It Is Ethical Or Not Ethical?

758 words - 3 pages

The question that comes to my mind when I think about assisted suicide is, "What would God think." Everyone has different religious beliefs; therefore, since this is a paper on my opinion I will answer my question with my own religious beliefs. I think that God would think it is murder. I can not say what I would do if my husband was suffering everyday and continuously begging for me or someone else to end his life. I feel that if a person wants to die to end their suffering it is their own right to make that decision, but I also believe that God would not consent to it. To put down in words how I feel on this issue is a difficult task, because I feel one way and believe that God would feel another.I have never considered how I feel on this subject and do not know a lot about it, so I did a little research on it and it was in shock at the amount of information and websites you can find. There is so much controversy over the issue, kind of like the controversy I that is in my heart between how I feel and what I think God would feel. There are states and countries where it is legal, and there are states and countries where it is not. Again I feel that a person should have control over the way they die and not the government. How they choose to die is between themselves and God and should not be a decision made by another man. Then, again I feel that it should only be allowed to be done by a physician, to me it would be murder for a spouse or family member to aid someone in ending their life, whether it is consented or not.Most websites I found were named "death with dignity" or "dignity in dying", to me there is no dignity in dying, when one dies they go on to a place where dignity is not required. They will never know how they were seen in dying once they are gone, so I don't understand what dignity has to do with it. I don't understand why it is so publicized, to me that is a personal private...

Find Another Essay On Is Assisted Suicide ethical? Are there cases where it is ethical or not ethical?

Realizing Whether or Not Behaviour is Ethical

794 words - 3 pages behaviour is moral. However, there are several different ways to approach this question. For some people religion is the perfect example of what is good and bad, and therefore moral and immoral comes from religion. For others ethical behaviour is doing what the society in your country tells you to do, and the rest just follow their own opinion. This makes it very hard to decide whether our actions are correct or

Euthanasia is NOT Ethical or Moral

1309 words - 5 pages forced and people should be able to live the life that God has planned out for them. Additionally, euthanasia not only happens in the real world, but it also happens in The Giver. The Giver takes place in a utopian society, where everything is controlled by the Elders. For ages through one to twelve, they’re spilt into groups, and each year up to twelve, a ceremony is celebrated. At the age of twelve, the groups of twelves are given the job

Cloning- is it Ethical?

1020 words - 4 pages To begin my introduction to cloning, I would like to ask of you to erase everything that you have learned and heard about cloning. But please do not do that if you name is: Dr. Ian Wilmut, Dr. Keith Campbell, John Gurdon, Steen Malte Willadsen, Alan Colman, Neal First, James M. Robl, Mark Westheusin or Richard Seed - the fore fathers of cloning.Although you may think this is not a good way of going about it, it will overall be helpful in

Genetic Engineering Is Not Ethical

1469 words - 6 pages . By the mid 1990’s, 2,000 genes of the human genome had been identified by geneticists (Grace). Surprisingly enough, it is estimated that only 2% of the human genome is uncovered. If scientists are further able to study this field, they may find the genes that are responsible for critical illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease by way of Gene Therapy. There are two main types of gene therapy. One method adds normal genes to the person to

Is Branding Ethical or Responsible

2717 words - 11 pages greater the children's requests for those products” and so: - “McDonald's spend over two billion dollars each year on advertising: the Golden Arches are now more recognised than the Christian Cross.” I feel that it is not ethical or responsible to target children with the idea that they will pressurise their parents into buying them McDonald’s, nor have they taken into consideration their future, as becoming accustomed to such tastes early on

Capital Punishment, Is It Ethical?

833 words - 4 pages penalty is a deterrent to crime or not and finally other considerations such as the financial costs, to determine the morality of the practice. In this paper, I will explore the arguments for and against capital punishment to determine whether it is or is not ethical. The concept of capital punishment has long been a part of human civilization with the first known laws mentioning it being the Code of Hammurabi in the 18th Century BC. In the United

Is Ethical Hacking Truly Ethical?

2751 words - 11 pages ’ hackers operate under the ethical code that “knowing how to do something that might be harmful is not the same as causing harm” (Cross 39). ‘White Hat’ hackers believe they are performing a beneficial service for the computer industry. By comparison, ‘Black Hat’ hackers, or as the ‘White Hats’ (i.e. true hackers) etymologically call them crackers, instead would attempt to break into the same system and take advantage of any exploit they discover for

Infertility Treatments: Is it Ethical?

1103 words - 4 pages not, can use these treatments to have a child without having to partake in sexual intercourse with the opposite sex. Infertility treatments allow heterosexual singles and homosexuals to have children using their own sperm or egg. Nowadays it is not uncommon to see single parent families and homosexual families. Infertility treatments need to be practiced because they benefit such a large part of society. Infertility treatments are necessary not

Physician Assisted Suicide: An Ethical Dilemma

1939 words - 8 pages Ethical decisions are being made by terminally ill patients as they face death. Some are choosing to end life through PAS, physician-assisted suicide. Dr. Jack Kevorkian has been helping patients end life through his machines. The public opinion is the use of this machine is considered murder, but some have changed their thinking and created laws to make it legal for a physician to help a terminally ill patient die. Physician assisted suicide

Ethical

1502 words - 6 pages a good standard of living.'Business Ethics' refers to 'the application and examination of morality by individuals with respect to management or business decisions'. "The effort to prove why business ethics is not an oxymoron displaces the innate responsibility people have to behave morally. It must be acknowledged that ethics are a way of life." (Guerrette, 1988, p.374). Ethical behaviour must be governed by rules. As individuals will often gain

Capital Punishment: Ethical or Not

1773 words - 7 pages penalty. Religion cannot solely be the only argument for the death penalty or against the death penalty. There must be examination of other considerations in order to evaluate the ethical correctness of capital punishment.Some proponents of the death penalty argue that people who are convicted of capital crimes should not live out their lives in prison at the expense of the taxpayers. Opponents say that executions are too costly. Others argue that

Similar Essays

The Debate On Whether Assisted Suicide Is Ethical Or Immoral

1785 words - 7 pages The Debate on Whether Assisted Suicide is Ethical or Immoral Assisted Suicide, also known as mercy killing, occurs when a physician provides the means (drugs or other agents) by which a person can take his or her own life. This assistance is one of the most debated issues today in society followed by abortion. Physicians are frequently faced with the question of whether or not assisted suicide is ethical or immoral. Although assisted

Are Physician Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia Ethical?

1751 words - 7 pages locations where there are no pain-relieving resources.  Some patients are unable to communicate the nature or extent of their pain.  And some institutions and institutional personnel who have the capacity to control pain do not do so, whether from inattention, malevence, fears of addiction, or divergent priorities in resources.         In all of these cases, of course, the patient can be sedated into unconsciousness

P Ta: There Is Nothing ‘Ethical’ About It

775 words - 4 pages the KKK “inappropriate.” Though, as with most of PETA’s protests, there is a small sliver of truth behind their ludicrous displays. According to the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA, mixed breed dogs, or “mutts”, are prone to being healthier and “temperamentally sound”, as opposed to their purebred counterparts. In 2011, PETA momentarily shifted their interests away from domesticated animals and struck a nerve in the gaming community by

Is It Ethical? Essay

1714 words - 7 pages , concern has grown that American higher education is failing its legacy and responsibility for encouraging moral and civic capacities so critical in a democratic society”(Chen). Chen, Dalton, and Crosby are demonstrating why they believe that schools are responsible for creating ethical individuals. Chen, Dalton, and Crosby have heard “College officials [from schools where ethics courses are not required] are now reporting greater student