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4-7-11 - 4-7-11Arguments against Euthanasia-Natural Law...

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Unformatted text preview: 4-7-11Arguments against Euthanasia-Natural Law theory - arguments from nature, self-interest, practical effectsArguments from nature-Every human being as a natural inclination to continue living-Euthanasia does violence to this natural goal of survival-So, euthanasia is against nature-So, euthanasia is wrongArguments from self-interest-Medical knowledge is incomplete-Mistaken diagnosis or prognosis is possible-Spontaneous remission occurs-Experimental technique may work-Death is final-Chance of error is too great to allow euthanasiaoPossibility of euthanasia might weaken desire to fightoMay feel pressure, thinking of welfare of family, friends, etc.oSo, euthanasia might lead to death of those otherwise capable to survivePractical Effects Argument-Corrupting influence on medical profession: first, do no harm-Doctors and nurses might not try hard enough to save patients, deciding they would be better of dead-Decline in quality of medical care-Decline in patient trust-AMA: fundamentally incompatible with the physicians role as healer...
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