26+ Main Pros and Cons Of Assisted Suicide

In today’s world, the topic is gaining momentum because of the tradition of assisted suicide is inflating as a pestilence in many developed countries. The Netherland is the first country, which legitimized the assisted suicide in the country. Still, most of the world’s population wants to know what actually meant by ‘assisted suicide’. 

The topic is away behind in many countries and world’s most of the people are not aware of the topic except some European nations. The European and the developed nation are more conscious about their citizen’s right and they consider the right to decide the time frame of death is in the sole citizen’s hand.

Therefore, countries including Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Colombia, Switzerland, and parts of the United States and Australia (Victoria) have legitimized the process.

Benefits of Assisted SuicideDrawbacks of Assisted Suicide
‘The right to die’- it’s a personal rightThe pain transfers one person to another person
The terminally ill people or the chance to get the freedom from the incurable illnessAgainst the physician’s ethics
A dying person’s the crux of the matter is assisted suicideMay diminish the protection of the right to living for all
The death is ultimate, it’s a truth, then why not to avoid the burden of lifeIn the profit-oriented economy, the insurance companies may deny serving the acute illness
A competent practice mostly ends with a lethal prescriptionAvoidance of the doctor’s consent
The sufferer gets the chance to get out of the guild resulted through the disturbances of the ailmentFears of failing in the assisted attempts

Advantages of the assisted suicide

  • ‘The right to die’- it’s a personal right:

Choosing the multiple aspects of life by our own choice it’s a basic human right. An individual decides whom he or she will marry and the same way the person decides his or her own way of life. Assisted suicide is a person’s own choice to die or live. Therefore many psychologists say that enabling the assisted death is our moral duty to facilitating the basic right.

  • The terminally ill people or the chance to get the freedom from the incurable illness:

Dr. Marcia Angell is out of the fourteen petitioners in Massachusetts who raised their voice in favor of the practice. He says that his father was suffering from incurable cancer and it is better to die with dignity rather facing the extreme agonizing, chronic, and unbelievable pain.

  • A dying person’s the crux of the matter is assisted suicide:  

The terminal diseases interrupts the whole life and the lifestyle of the affliction. The sufferer knows, have to die, so why to face the prolonged and excruciating pain in life. Moreover, this practice does not harm the rest of the world or any other person’s life and belongings. Consequently, no reason is valid to stand against assisted suicide.

  • The death is ultimate, it’s a truth, then why not to avoid the burden of life:  

No human being is immortal and a significant vulnerable terminal disease provides a prolong predefined death, which means the person knows he or she has to die after a period of time or he/she is living in the end-stage of the shrilled disease. So, the basic right of the person is to attain the dignified death.

  • A competent practice mostly ends with a lethal prescription:

This metaphor is only applicable to who are living under the grip agonizing diseases. It means the person must have to prove that he or she is terminally ill, then only the process will be valid for the application in the US. 

In America, when people talk about the physician-assisted suicide process, one names comes in the top that is Dr. Jack Kevorkian. He got immense popularity in assisting the self-assisted deaths. Even he got the name of ‘Dr. Death’ because he was an unorthodox doctor and he helped many people to attempt suicide, even those who might not be suffering from any terminal death. For that reason, government lastly punished him to go to jail. 

However, to end the story, we’re saying that doctor is the rarest example of self-excited assistant of suicide. Meanwhile, a valid study whish’s information gathered from the official doctor’s data from the US, only very negligible amount willingly contributes to the assisted death. Most of the physicians prescribe a lethal prescription for the assisted death petitioner patients. 

  • The sufferer gets the chance to get out of the guild resulted through the disturbances of the ailment:

A terminally ill patient knows that chronic disease has corrupted the whole body and ultimately he or she would be dependable on the family or the huge expenditure liked to the treatment, becomes upset and to solve the particular issue the assisted suicide is the only solution.

Cons of the Assisted Suicide

  • The pain transfers one person to another person:

However the suffering gets the relaxation the person, the whole family suffers from the pain of separation. Even the doctors who assist the self-deaths also experience from the mental turbulence.

  • Against the physician’s ethics:  

Doctors prefers the profession as they want to save a life. This practice includes the moral degradation of a profession as well as it’s an opposition to the oath of saving a life.

  • May diminish the protection of the right to living for all:

Legalizing euthanasia may harm the basic structure of civil society that must ensure all a comfortable life to a disabled person. A terminal illness is equated to disability. Contributing to incapacitate life is the moral responsibility of society.

  • In the profit-oriented economy, the insurance companies may deny serving the acute illness:

If the assisted suicide receives the popularity, eventually many insurance companies may avoid the necessity of the terminally ill patient.

  • Avoidance of the doctor’s consent:

Whatever the doctor feels for the patient may vary to the patient’s thought. For an instance, a fair chance of getting out the disease links the well-being of the person after a certain time as per the doctor’s understanding although, currently the patient is undergoing from an acute illness.

In that case, the petition of assisted suicide is not viable and ultimately it goes behind the choice of the doctor.

  • Fears of failing in the assisted attempts:

The medications are not always successful. Due to fact even in the operation theatre, the patient’s guardian has to sign in the paper summaries the probability of success of medication or surgery. Similarly, if the physician-assisted suicide gets the failure, then the chance of deteriorating the patient’s rises.

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