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1.11988 Netherlands: The Current Euthanasia Experience.
Euthanasia advocates often cite the Netherlands as the case in point to support their argument for voluntary Euthanasia. However, the implications of the Dutch Euthanasia experience should not be ignored. This seven-page graduate paper outlines the current legal and ethical Euthanasia experience in the Netherlands as evident from the statistics. 7 pgs, bibliography lists 7 sources.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 11988 Current Euthanasia Experience.doc
This five-page graduate-level paper discusses death in America and how society pushes it aside when it comes. Americans love life and spare no expense for the living but we ostracize and utterly ignore the dying. The paper concludes with observations on human rights and the euthanasia issue, and how important it is to be able to die with dignity. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 4487 Death Euthanasia Dignity.doc
This essay discusses euthanasia. It examines the arguments for and against the legitimacy of ending other peoples' lives under certain circumstances. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 11002 For Against Euthanasia.doc
4.11252 Ethics and Double Effect Docrtine - Euthanasia.
The highest ethical imperative of doctors should be to provide care in whatever way best serves patients' interests, in accord with each patient's wishes, not with a theoretical commitment to preserve life no matter what the cost in suffering.... The greatest harm we can do is to consign a desperate patient to unbearable suffering--or force the patient to seek out a stranger like Dr. Kevorkian. According to the traditional 'doctrine of double effect' it is permissible to act in ways that may result in bad consequences if, it occurs as a side effect of the act which is directly aimed at or intended; the act directly aimed at is morally good or morally neutral; the good effect is not achieved by way of the bad, meaning that the bad must not be a means to the good; and the bad consequences cannot be so serious as to outweigh the good effect. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 11252 Ethics Double Effect.doc
This five-page undergraduate paper explores and discusses the contemporary and controversial issue of Euthanasia, more commonly known as "Mercy Killing." In the discussion regarding the origins of the issue, the debate would perhaps be incomplete without considering the Darwinian and Marxist views about this issue. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 11292 Euthanasia.doc
6.12504 Active vs. Passive Euthanasia.
This is a reaction to James Rachels' classic of medical ethics, "Active and Passive Euthanasia." Rachels argues that there is no significant moral difference between killing someone and letting them die. The author points out that while this may be true of common murderers, for doctors dealing with terminally ill patients there is a significant difference, dealing mainly with who can claim responsibility for a patient's death. 3 pgs, no bibliography.
Bibliography: 0 source(s) listed
Filename: 12504 Active vs Passive.doc
7.Euthanasia and Infants.
This paper is on the subject of euthanizing severely defective/disabled infants. The utilitarian ethical theory says that the decision should be for the best of all concerned. What is the best?