Euthanasia is the termination of ones life to end suffering. This suffering can be because of an incurable disease, a person in a permanent coma or many other things. A lot of the time the person with the incurable disease is the one who makes the decision but sometimes if a person is not going to wake up from a coma then the decision falls into the families hands. The term euthanasia derives from the latin word euthanatos meaning easy death. In the UK assisted suicide is illegal and you can serve up to fourteen years in prison.
Euthanasia raises a lot of ethical questions. One of these questions might be if it is ever right to end the life of a terminally ill person who is in severe pain and is suffering? I believe that if the person is in so much pain and they are suffering and they can make the decision for themselves then I would want to put that person out of their misery. Another ethical issue it raises is under what circumstances would euthanasia be justifiable. I believe that it is justifiable if the person is able to make the decision for themselves. Why would you want your family member to be suffering and be in pain. When someone dies we usually say we are happy they are not in pain in more. If we could help them not be in pain anymore it would make them happier, as long as they consent.
We might say it is not okay to part take in euthanasia when it is someone else but maybe when you have a family member begging you to just help them your views might change. I don’t think it is okay to kill someone but when there is no way they are going to come out of the coma and are laying their like a vegetable or if they are suffering from an incurable disease then we need to rethink how the person is feeling.