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Running head: UNIT 9 ASSIGNMENT 1EuthanasiaBrittany S. SteppPurdue University Global- Shantel Anderson08/30/2019
UNIT 9 ASSIGNMENT 2In chapter 8, Euthanasia (mercy-killing) means, “intentionalkilling of a person to relieve his or her pain and suffering”. (Jones & Barlett Learning, 2014) or as I think terminating a patient’s life that has a chronic disease that will eventually die from soon anyways. It all depends how you look at it. If providers are just doing it because the patient wants it, then it should not be done. But, if the patient no longer wants to suffer for example, stage 4 cancer then I might consider it. If you think about it, patient with stage 4 cancer they give Morphine and mix of other medications to help the patient to not suffer and die peacefully. There are two types of euthanasia: passive and active. Passive euthanasia is allowing a patient to die naturally by withholding or withdrawing treatment, including food and water. “Physician-assisted death, on the other hand, is considered a form of active euthanasia. Active euthanasia is the intentional killing of a patient by non-natural means. Usually, it involves a lethal injection of medication, but there are other controversial methods,including depriving patients of oxygen”. (Jones & Barlett Learning, 2014)
UNIT 9 ASSIGNMENT 3EuthanasiaEuthanasia is very controversial issue on whatever way a person looks at it in healthcare on a legal basis or religious basis because it is an easy way of ending a patient life, and some family members of a patient that suffers from an illness might not agree with euthanasia process, which could cause conflict. There are so many dilemmas when it comes to euthanasia as I was reading most legal systems or facility is stating it as either suicide if performed by themselves or murder if performed by the provider or others. As I know from working at my current job and reading from articles euthanasia has a lot of dilemmas from different people. For example, people may think “Is it even right to end the life of a terminally ill patient or family member whois suffering?”, and “Is this a difference between killing someone and letting them die?”. As we