"Do No Harm" Euthanasia

Euthanasia Should be Legalized

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It Helps People Who Suffer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--Aja Riggs has undergone aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatment for advanced uterine cancer. The 49-year-old Santa Fe resident remembers the feeling of her skin burning, all the medication, the nausea and the fatigue so immense that even talking sapped too much energy.All she wanted was the choice to end her life if the suffering became too great.She has that option now thanks to a New Mexico judge's landmark ruling Monday, which clears the way for competent, terminally ill patients to seek their doctors' help in getting prescription medication if they want to end their lives on their own terms.Second Judicial Judge Nan Nash said such patients have a fundamental right to seek aid in dying because the New Mexico Constitution prohibits the state from depriving a person from enjoying life and liberty or seeking and obtaining safety and happiness.

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Its Economically Beneficial

The cost to keep a person with a Terminal Illness is of $39,000 by the time they have passed away. Also many peoples family will ask for some sort of treatment so that the patient can live longer, but what they don't know is that these treatments are costly and painful for the patient, but in the end this only helps extend their life for a week at the most or more commonly for a few more hours.

A Hypocritical Oath

Many people took this oath to literally leading to medical ethic arguments involving Euthanasia and other similar topics like assisted-suicide. Sometimes the option of Euthanasia is the only good option to help someone in suffering, even though the Oath says "Do no harm". There is no harm being done, you would actually be helping someone who can't stand there suffering anymore.

"It all comes down to what we believe constitutes “harm.” When a patient is in intense pain or suffering severe mental anguish, our society could be doing more harm by keeping them alive than allowing them to die. In extreme cases, such as those of Tony Nicklinson and Paul Lamb above, it could be argued that any physician who didn't alleviate their suffering when asked was violating the principles of their oath—and allowing both great harm and a great injustice to occur on their watch. At the end of the day, it’s up for us to decide whether we can sit back and watch people suffer, or choose to do something about it. Until we make up our minds, that suffering will continue".


Euthanasia is a practice that has been seen as something bad but as the following three reason show that Euthanasia may not be a bad thing. In reality this can be that option that people have to finally be able to rest in peace. Also its more economically beneficial, because it cost around $39,000 and many families cant afford to pay this amount of money off. Finally the Hypocritical oath taken literally by the people. its says "Do No Harm" , but its a misconception that Euthanasia is breaking the oath. But in actuality its doing more harm then good, and instead of letting the person suffer its helping them by finally letting them rest. So no harm is basicly ever done. Thats why that Euthanasia should be legalized

Work Cited

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Bryan, Susan Montoya. "NM Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Help Patients Die." Santa Fe New Mexican 2014 jan 14: N.p. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.

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