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Euthanasia - Your Thoughts

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
How do you fell about Euthanasia? Would it be different if the decision was about yourself? Would it be harder if it was about a relative?
Are you for or against? and why?

(The purpose of this post ; Research paper)
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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Better behaved that European youths if you ask me - Not that i'm one to stereotype though

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5 Likes #1
Better behaved that European youths if you ask me - Not that i'm one to stereotype though
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UnicornRiver
Better behaved that European youths if you ask me - Not that i'm one to stereotype though
?
#3
100% for.
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elliott1982
100% for.
Reasons please Elliot
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I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...(_;)

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though. X)

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.
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biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...(_;)

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though. X)

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

Lovely ;)
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I am for it, if something happened to me where I had no quality of life like not being able to eat/drink talk move etc and there was no chance of me ever getting better then I wouldn't want to be kept alive for the sake of it. I think it would be hard for family members to deal with but I'm sure in the long run they wouldn't want me to suffer. I always think of it that they don't let animals suffer so why should humans.
banned 2 Likes #8
For, because quality > quantity.
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Aiden1512
UnicornRiver
Better behaved that European youths if you ask me - Not that i'm one to stereotype though
?

Guessing it's a play on the words youth in Asia
#10
Aiden1512
biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though.

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

Lovely ;)

I'm joking. :p
#11
BeerDrinker
Aiden1512
UnicornRiver
Better behaved that European youths if you ask me - Not that i'm one to stereotype though
?

Guessing it's a play on the words youth in Asia

Either that was a very bad joke, or I'm losing my touch
#12
Why has this post been moved to ask?
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Aiden1512
Why has this post been moved to ask?

Moved back to Misc :)
1 Like #14
missgem
Aiden1512
Why has this post been moved to ask?

Moved back to Misc :)

Thank you.
It's not really a question kind of post, It doesn't have a right or wrong answer. That's why i originally put it on misc as a discussion thread
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Aiden1512
missgem
Aiden1512
Why has this post been moved to ask?

Moved back to Misc :)

Thank you.
It's not really a question kind of post, It doesn't have a right or wrong answer. That's why i originally put it on misc as a discussion thread

Agreed, Ask is for Deal type Questions :)
1 Like #16
biddilybah
Aiden1512
biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though.

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

Lovely ;)

I'm joking. :p

Yes, I'm sure you were. I'll visit you in your psychiatric hospital if thats OK? You may be able to help with my next paper X)
#17
I support euthanasia. If human can make a decision to put down animals for the sake saving them from suffering, why they cant have the same right for themselves. Death is a private matter and if there is no harm to others, they should be given a right to end their life. Besides, choosing euthanasia will give a chance for people to die in dignity

Would it be different if the decision was about yourself? Would it be harder if it was about a relative?
I don't think someone should be able to make decisions about euthanasia to their relatives. Therefore, discussing death is important so people around you know what you want. I don't think it is right if people choose euthanasia because they being pressurize by their family. It is a decision that someone has to make themselves.

Edited By: stout2212 on Jul 31, 2014 14:36
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Aiden1512
biddilybah
Aiden1512
biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though.

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

Lovely

I'm joking.

Yes, I'm sure you were. I'll visit you in your psychiatric hospital if thats OK? You may be able to help with my next paper X)

http://media.giphy.com/media/3eQ2cwRO11JGo/giphy.gif

Well, that's me told. X)
banned 1 Like #19
I support euthanasia for ex wives
#20
People may come under pressure to end their lives if they feel they are a financial burden, or they may be persuaded that it would be the "right thing to do". If we allow people to choose to end their lives when they think suitable then we are devaluing life to a mere commodity.
I think that those pushing for euthanasia will eventually get what they want, but maybe if they all do themselves in, they will leave the rest of us in peace.
#21
stout2212
I support euthanasia. If human can make a decision to put down animals for the sake saving them from suffering, why they cant have the same right for themselves. Death is a private matter and if there is no harm to others, they should be given a right to end their life. Besides, choosing euthanasia will give a chance for people to die in dignity

Ok, I have another question. We already know there is a big strain on care services. Whether it be the NHS or private care home staff. Taking this into consideration do you think people who have no family to look after them may feel euthanasia is the only solution if legalised?
#22
The High Court refused stroke victim Tony Nicklinson the right to die. He then took matters into his own hands by refusing food, leading to a slow and painful death by starvation over the course of a week.


Seems humane and ethical, right?
#23
Predikuesi
People may come under pressure to end their lives if they feel they are a financial burden, or they may be persuaded that it would be the "right thing to do". If we allow people to choose to end their lives when they think suitable then we are devaluing life to a mere commodity.
I think that those pushing for euthanasia will eventually get what they want, but maybe if they all do themselves in, they will leave the rest of us in peace.

So you are against then. Death happens anyway, regardless of anything. Would you rather spend your last days not knowing when you will die, whilst in pain? Or would you rather know when your life is going to end and end your own suffering?

(BTW I'm not putting you on the spot. Preferably I need both sides of the argument)

Edited By: Aiden1512 on Jul 31, 2014 14:36
banned#24
toshapetriji
I support euthanasia for ex wives


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banned#25
Aiden1512
stout2212
I support euthanasia. If human can make a decision to put down animals for the sake saving them from suffering, why they cant have the same right for themselves. Death is a private matter and if there is no harm to others, they should be given a right to end their life. Besides, choosing euthanasia will give a chance for people to die in dignity

Ok, I have another question. We already know there is a big strain on care services. Whether it be the NHS or private care home staff. Taking this into consideration do you think people who have no family to look after them may feel euthanasia is the only solution if legalised?


legalise da herb give them on medical and let them get high on their last days ..
#26
biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...(_;)

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though. X)

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

What if the person is not of sound mind (elderly with dementia), has absolutely no clue what is going on, has a poor quality of life (is well looked after, but is literally just existing) and is bed ridden but aside from that is in generally good health?

Genuine question, not actually trying to argue.
#27
Aiden1512
stout2212
I support euthanasia. If human can make a decision to put down animals for the sake saving them from suffering, why they cant have the same right for themselves. Death is a private matter and if there is no harm to others, they should be given a right to end their life. Besides, choosing euthanasia will give a chance for people to die in dignity

Ok, I have another question. We already know there is a big strain on care services. Whether it be the NHS or private care home staff. Taking this into consideration do you think people who have no family to look after them may feel euthanasia is the only solution if legalised?

It could be - depends on how well people cope with loneliness. If I am on that position, certainly I would choose to die. Why would I live without people around me. With the abuse you saw on the news in the care home, I certainly wouldn't live there. Care home itself cost a fortune, not everyone can afford it
#28
I don't know if there is a heaven or hell. I do not know if euthanasia should be allowed. All I know is having the volume on an odd number is wrong..
#29
DragonChris
biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...(_;)

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though. X)

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

What if the person is not of sound mind (elderly with dementia), has absolutely no clue what is going on, has a poor quality of life (is well looked after, but is literally just existing) and is bed ridden but aside from that is in generally good health?

Genuine question, not actually trying to argue.

Your opening up a new can of worms there mate
1 Like #30
john2020md
I don't know if there is a heaven or hell. I do not know if euthanasia should be allowed. All I know is having the volume on an odd number is wrong..

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/31/58/4a/31584a94c71c52d74ecbd6d85a3019a3.jpg
#31
Aiden1512
Predikuesi
People may come under pressure to end their lives if they feel they are a financial burden, or they may be persuaded that it would be the "right thing to do". If we allow people to choose to end their lives when they think suitable then we are devaluing life to a mere commodity.
I think that those pushing for euthanasia will eventually get what they want, but maybe if they all do themselves in, they will leave the rest of us in peace.

So you are against then. Death happens anyway, regardless of anything. Would you rather spend your last days not knowing when you will die, whilst in pain? Or would you rather know when your life is going to end and end your own suffering?

It doesn't sit comfortably with me. I think that people can get really depressed and be burdened with hopelessness when faced with terminal illness or long-term ailments, and maybe it is that lack of hope that drives many to contemplate ending their lives. At what level of hopelessness should someone be allowed undergo assisted suicide? Can we really say, because of their depression and hopelessness that they are in a right mind to choose anyway?
#32
Aiden1512
DragonChris
biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...(_;)

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though. X)

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

What if the person is not of sound mind (elderly with dementia), has absolutely no clue what is going on, has a poor quality of life (is well looked after, but is literally just existing) and is bed ridden but aside from that is in generally good health?

Genuine question, not actually trying to argue.

Your opening up a new can of worms there mate

You posed the question in the OP :P
#33
Aiden1512
john2020md
I don't know if there is a heaven or hell. I do not know if euthanasia should be allowed. All I know is having the volume on an odd number is wrong..

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/31/58/4a/31584a94c71c52d74ecbd6d85a3019a3.jpg
:):)
#34
Predikuesi
Aiden1512
Predikuesi
People may come under pressure to end their lives if they feel they are a financial burden, or they may be persuaded that it would be the "right thing to do". If we allow people to choose to end their lives when they think suitable then we are devaluing life to a mere commodity.
I think that those pushing for euthanasia will eventually get what they want, but maybe if they all do themselves in, they will leave the rest of us in peace.

So you are against then. Death happens anyway, regardless of anything. Would you rather spend your last days not knowing when you will die, whilst in pain? Or would you rather know when your life is going to end and end your own suffering?

It doesn't sit comfortably with me. I think that people can get really depressed and be burdened with hopelessness when faced with terminal illness or long-term ailments, and maybe it is that lack of hope that drives many to contemplate ending their lives. At what level of hopelessness should someone be allowed undergo assisted suicide? Can we really say, because of their depression and hopelessness that they are in a right mind to choose anyway?

Good point. On the flip side, if they are depressed as a result of their illness, So will their mental health & depression not deteriorate further the longer they are alive?
But also what effect will this have if they are assisted in their suicide on the person who helped them?


Edited By: Aiden1512 on Jul 31, 2014 14:55
#35
Aiden1512
Predikuesi
Aiden1512
Predikuesi
People may come under pressure to end their lives if they feel they are a financial burden, or they may be persuaded that it would be the "right thing to do". If we allow people to choose to end their lives when they think suitable then we are devaluing life to a mere commodity.
I think that those pushing for euthanasia will eventually get what they want, but maybe if they all do themselves in, they will leave the rest of us in peace.

So you are against then. Death happens anyway, regardless of anything. Would you rather spend your last days not knowing when you will die, whilst in pain? Or would you rather know when your life is going to end and end your own suffering?

It doesn't sit comfortably with me. I think that people can get really depressed and be burdened with hopelessness when faced with terminal illness or long-term ailments, and maybe it is that lack of hope that drives many to contemplate ending their lives. At what level of hopelessness should someone be allowed undergo assisted suicide? Can we really say, because of their depression and hopelessness that they are in a right mind to choose anyway?

Good point. On the flip side, they are depressed as a result of their illness, So will their health & depression not deteriorate further the longer they are alive?
But also what effect will this have if they are assisted in their suicide on the person who helped them?

I think that is the dilemma with debates on emotive subjects like this. The argument just keeps going around in circles because both sides of the issue have what appear to be good points. The way things go today, I think that no matter how many times the plea to make it legal is rejected, by continuing to press the issue, it will eventually become law. When the abortion issue was first raised, it was touted as a benefit to women and giving them the right to choose. I am not going to debate my views on that subject, but how many have used the service just because pregnancy was an inconvenience? Will we eventually end up with back street euthanasia clinics?
#36
DragonChris
biddilybah
I can think of a few of my relatives that I'd be happy to put a pillow over the face of...

Probably best not to put that in your research paper though.

I'm for it personally. If somebody is that ill that they don't get anymore enjoyment out of life, why should we force them to suffer a miserable existence. It should only be allowed though, as long as the person can prove they are of a sound mind after a psychiatric evaluation.

What if the person is not of sound mind (elderly with dementia), has absolutely no clue what is going on, has a poor quality of life (is well looked after, but is literally just existing) and is bed ridden but aside from that is in generally good health?

Genuine question, not actually trying to argue.

If a dementia patient is at that stage, then they can no longer make the decision for themselves and shouldn't be allowed to make that decision. Relatives shouldn't be allowed to make the decision for them either. The patient will no longer be aware at that point either of a quality of life. I don't mean that harshly, by the way. It's from my own life experience with having a one relative suffer with Alzheimer's disease and another currently suffering from dementia. Many dementia suffers don't reach that point for some years.


Edited By: biddilybah on Jul 31, 2014 15:35: ...
1 Like #37
toshapetriji
I support euthanasia for ex wives
Good call that man!
#38
But seriously, the likes of Pope John Paul II towards the end, it was obvious he never had a clue what was going on. If I ever get like that I would prefer to go, it's not like I'd have a clue what was going on, I would just be a burden on society and be serving no purpose. Similarly if I became paralysed from the neck down, I would have no quality of life. Sitting watching tv 24/7 and being fed through a tube doesn't really appeal to me.
1 Like #39
Euthanasia is appropraite for some illness, people trot out the arguments of dementia, altzeimers and people being 'too burdensome' - well don't allow it as a blanket solution, offer it as a specific one.

People with Motor Neurone Disease should be allowed the choice, before they become prisoners in their own bodies, people with certain cancers, brain tumors, before the pain forces them to numb themselves into oblivion before they die anyway. Those illnesses nobody can inflict them and the outcome is certain death, in a suffering manner.

If someone doesn't like the fact they are paralysed, or has dementia, or have lost a limb, well that's terrible but it doesn't kill, it debilitates. It's a different argument.


Edited By: super_leeds_86 on Jul 31, 2014 16:32
#40
super_leeds_86
Euthanasia is appropraite for some illness, people trot out the arguments of dementia, altzeimers and people being 'too burdensome' - well don't allow it as a blanket solution, offer it as a specific one.

People with Motor Neurone Disease should be allowed the choice, before they become prisoners in their own bodies, people with certain cancers, brain tumors, before the pain forces them to numb themselves into oblivion before they die anyway. Those illnesses nobody can inflict them and the outcome is certain death, in a suffering manner.

If someone doesn't like the fact they are paralysed, or has dementia, or have lost a limb, well that's terrible but it doesn't kill, it debilitates, the pain is through a event, not constant. It's a different argument.

You're wrong about dementia. It does kill the person. The brain is slowly dying and shutting the body down. It is a terminal illness.

Edited By: biddilybah on Jul 31, 2014 16:40: ...

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