her lose her willingness to live and requests Frankie to help her die, which he does ruthlessly to ease her suffering. Ethical Issues Identified in the film The movie brings various ethical issues since different characters portray different traits that lead to disastrous consequences. One of the major ethical issues brought out in the movie is the assisted suicide that Frankie performs to Maggie. Maggie’s paralysis was very traumatizing since it changed her life drastically. Losing her leg because of the paralysis intensified her woes that she asked Frankie to help her end her life. Evidently, she would have died but would have suffered intensive pain. Considering her condition was incurable, there was no point of letting her endure the pain knowing she would have died eventually (Naga, Bilal & Majd, 2013). Frankie’s actions raise various ethical issues since in most instance medical personnel let persons succumb to their condition regardless of the pain they are undergoing. Active euthanasia is a controversial issue and is illegal in most countries. Although in most instances, patients opt for it when the pain becomes unbearable, it is not justified since professional argue that an individual can still recover even in situations where chances are slim. Ethical principle linked to Euthanasia Autonomy of Euthanasia The autonomy of euthanasia is has been a controversial topic in healthcare since it brings the notion that people have the right to commit suicide on medical ground. Although euthanasia is justified in some instances, giving people the right to choose whether to live or die is preposterous since most persons are likely to misuse it (Pirani & Badruddin, 2015). It explains why committing suicide is illegal. People ought to die natural deaths or due to unavoidable
EUTHANASIA “MILLION DOLLAR BABY” 4 circumstances but not induced deaths with an individual’s consent. Ethically, killing another person regardless of the condition or method applied is regarded as murder. This implies that Frankie in the movie committed murder although Maggie requested him but he declined at the time. Notably, freedom should be limited on matters of life.
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