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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 2014 1998-2013 Total VS. If a patient is terminally ill and only has a fewmonths left to live, the patient should have theright to euthanasia if they feel the need for it is necessary. Euthanasia What is Euthanasia? Euthanasia is also known as death with dignity, assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide, doctor-assisted dying, and also mercy killing. It is to take a deliberate action with the intention of ending a life of unstoppable suffering in a painless manner. 1997 2009 2013 Progression Future For Against If a patient is terminallyill and no sign of recovering, by law they shouldhave the rightto euthanasia A doctor shouldalways try theirbest to save a patient's life so euthanasia doesnot become anoption A patient should be terminallyill and suffering for euthanasiato be considered Current State laws on Euthanasia Since 1997 only three states have laws for euthanasia, first Oregon, then Washingtonand recently Vermont. Pro Con The drugs for euthanasia can rangefrom $75 to $100. The Oregon Health Plan will also cover the cost for assisted suicide due to thelethal dosage medication being a low cost. Underlying Illnesses(Oregon 2014) 68.6% 16.2% 8.6% 3.8% 2.9% Malignant Neoplasms Amyotrophic LateralSclerosis Other Heart Disease Chronic LowerRespiratoryDisease -Freedom of choice-Dignity -Shortens love ones grief-Euthanasia is already done with animals-Shortens suffering -Slippery slope-Cannot be properly regulated-Palliative care-Religiously unmoral-Chance of patient recovery Age (Oregon 2014) 18-34 1 2 3 28 29 23 19 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 85+ VS. It is projected in the future for more statesto pass laws for euthanasia. Currently many states are in progress for voting on a bill, showing a strong future for euthanasia. 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 (Death from Euthanasia in Oregon) Number of Prescriped Medication Participants and known Deaths (Washington) Participates Deaths pdf df / URL Is Euthanasia Ethical? The question has been raised if euthanasia is ethical. Should someone be able to take decide to take their life if they are terminally ill and should they be assisted in this? Should this be considered suicide or murder? Euthanasia has been an ongoing debate for years now in the U.S. Slowly states have beenpassing laws for euthanasia or are in the process of voting for for or against it. Therehas not been any record of bad side effects, allowing states to push for euthanasia tobe passed in the future. Euthanasia has been debated if it is ethically okay, currentlythe main reason why not all states are pushing for euthanasia.
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