can anyone help me with the topic assisted suicide?
I'm working on a student brief on the topic assisted suicide. can anyone help me by telling me a short summary?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Pro Assisted Suicide: People should be able to choose when and how they will die. Rather than suffering a long, undignified death, many people who suffer from terminal illnesses would prefer to die with dignity and with their families around them. This allows the person to say goodbye to those they care about because their death is not a surprise. For example, if someone is diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor, they face a long, drawn out death. Towards the end of their life, they will likely no longer remember who they are or who their loved ones are. They will have to spend months, if not years, languishing in a hospital or nursing home, which will eat away at their savings which would otherwise go to the family. They will suffer unnecessary pain and anguish. They are going to die--the only question is when. Shouldn't a person in this position be able to choose to forgo the pain and misery of a prolonged death?
Against Assisted Suicide: It's no different from murder. Why should a doctor, or even a patient, be able to play God? It's not over until the fat lady sings, so why should someone be able to end things early? Besides, who would make such decisions? How would we prevent doctors from abusing this practice? What about patients who are mentally unfit to make such decisions?
- 1 decade ago
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Wickedness, injustice, grief, pessimism, trouble, loneliness, fear, stress, frustration, distrust, unscrupulousness, anxiety, rage, jealousy, resentment, drug addiction, immorality, gambling, prostitution, hunger, poverty, social corruption, theft, war, struggle, violence, oppression, fear of death… News about these issues appear in the newspapers and on TV every day. The popular press devotes entire pages to these subjects, while others serialise articles about their psychological and social aspects. However, our acquaintance with these feelings is not limited solely to the press; in daily life, we, too, frequently come across such problems and, more importantly, personally experience them.
People and societies endeavour to liberate themselves from the distressing experiences, disorder and repressive social structures that have prevailed over the world for long periods. We only need to glance at ancient Greece; the Great Roman Empire; Tsarist Russia, or the so-called Age of Enlightenment, and even the 20th century-a century of misery which saw two world wars and world-wide social disasters. No matter upon which century or location you concentrate your research, the picture will not be appreciably different.
If this is the case, why haven't people succeeded in solving these problems, or at least some efforts been made to remove such social diseases from society?
People have encountered these problems in all ages, yet each time they have failed to find any solutions because the methods they employed were inappropriate. They sought various solutions, tried different political systems, laid down impracticable and totalitarian rules, stirred up revolutions or subscribed to perverted ideologies, while many others preferred to adopt an indifferent attitude and merely accepted the status quo.
In our day, people are almost numbed by this way of living. They readily believe these problems to be "facts of life." They picture a society immune to these problems as being nothing short of impossible-a dream utopia. They persistently and openly express their distaste for such a way of living, yet easily embrace it, since they think they have no other alternative.
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We expect that every reader of conscience will grasp that peace, mutual trust and an ideal social life is attainable only by embracing the values of the Qur'an and will turn to the true religion, which is Islam.
They will then happily join the ranks of those who never suffer, mentally or physically, from any of the above-mentioned complications. Around them, there will always be an abundance of favours, comfort, love, respect, peace and confidence, and moral virtues will prevail. They will know how to earn God's approval, by observing His limits and the commandments of the Qur'an. They will thus, by having faith in God, attain His mercy and at last enter Paradise.
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