Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. An Exploration of Ethical, Legal, and Moral Dimensions


Essay, 2023

8 Pages, Grade: 5.0

Chris Andersen (Author)


Abstract or Introduction

The discourse surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide delves deeply into multifaceted ethical, legal, and moral dimensions, prompting a rigorous analysis of the subject. This study examines various ethical frameworks and concepts, including autonomy, patient dignity, and the sanctity of life, as foundational principles in the euthanasia debate. Central to the analysis are conflicting perspectives such as the preservation of life versus patient autonomy, the responsibilities and dilemmas faced by healthcare professionals, and the intersection of legal and ethical standards. Key ethical theories, including Aristotle's Golden Mean, Utilitarianism, and Natural Law Ethics, are evaluated for their applicability and limitations in addressing the complexities of euthanasia. The study underscores the importance of recognizing the inherent human dignity and autonomy of patients, advocating for a compassionate yet legally and ethically sound approach. Ultimately, navigating the ethical intricacies of euthanasia necessitates a nuanced understanding that balances individual rights, societal values, and medical ethics, emphasizing the need for informed and compassionate discussions in end-of-life care.

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Title
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. An Exploration of Ethical, Legal, and Moral Dimensions
College
Aga Khan University
Grade
5.0
Author
Year
2023
Pages
8
Catalog Number
V1438548
ISBN (eBook)
9783346999047
Language
English
Keywords
Euthanasia, Physician-Assisted Suicide
Quote paper
Chris Andersen (Author), 2023, Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. An Exploration of Ethical, Legal, and Moral Dimensions, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1438548

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