When a person can longer speak, think or act for him or herself, that person has been stripped of their dignity.
Sidney Hook is a philosopher, educator and author (Seyler 338).
Hook has been so unfortunate as to have sampled death and was left with a bitter taste in his mouth.
I’ve had to listen to patients beg me to, “pull plugs,” and put pillows over their faces to smother them so they could die faster.
Terminally ill patients have a fatal disease from which they will never recover.
The nurse just replied, “Oh sweetie, you shouldn’t say things like that.” I had patients who were so mean and cruel to staff, it was unreal.
They were mad at life because they knew it would be taken away soon.Euthanasia is when a terminally ill patient chooses to end his/her own life by participating in physician-assisted suicide.After reading the ten sources and extensively researching euthanasia, I still support and promote the legalization of euthanasia.Singer and Siegler make several good points in their essay, however, pain control seems to be the biggest issue facing the terminally ill as stated by the doctors. People who are faced with a terminal illness experience just as much emotional turmoil as physical pain.When Singer and Siegler say, “physical pain can be relieved with the appropriate use of analgesic agents,” I am saddened because it has been my own personal experience to watch terminally ill patients become over medicated and drugged up so much that they are unable to think or act for themselves (Seyler 333).When a person no longer has the choice of continuing a normal healthy life, unusual circumstances call for rare methods of treatment.Why should a person be tortured with the, “frightening prospect of dying shackled to a modern-day Procrustean bed, surrounded by the latest forms of high technology,” according to Singer and Siegler this is an adamant fear of many fatally ill patients (Seyler 333).Although, I have no political background or confirmed religion, I choose to formally educate myself on the matter of euthanasia.I feel very strongly about this issue because I am affected by the matter on an almost everyday basis.After graduation I moved into my own apartment and took a job at St. Therefore, for about a year and a half I had to take care of dying patients.These people had a slim chance of surviving for over six months to a year.