euthanasia - Death by dehydration, refusing treatment (...

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1 PASSIVE EUTHANASIA (Letting die) ACTIVE EUTHANASIA (taking a direct action designed to kill a patient) Killing someone is morally worse than letting someone die Accident in bath Patient who is dying of incurable cancer of the throat is in terrible pain, Newborn with Down syndrome Making everything like in accident or even drown. Argument against the conventional doctrine is that many cases of "letting die" are WORSE (for the patient) than is killing them even if patient is about to die soon but does he have to suffer before he die ?
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Unformatted text preview: Death by dehydration, refusing treatment ( newborns with defectives), shows that some cases of letting die are worse than killing Argument is the Bathtub Example of Smith and Jones. It demonstrates that some cases of letting die are at least as bad as killing. Difference between killing and letting die doesnt always make a moral difference. Is really small...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENGLISH 075 taught by Professor Wendehack during the Winter '10 term at City College of San Francisco.

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