Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Debate

Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide Debate. Review the Euthanasia website. On the top right of the home screen, click on the orange buttons and read the “Core Question” and the “Top Ten Pros and Cons.”

Write a four to five page paper (excluding title and reference pages) that discusses your position regarding euthanasia. Address the following:

1. Define euthanasia and identify the difference between the types of euthanasia (passive/active euthanasia)

2. Discuss your beliefs regarding euthanasia. Are there any circumstances when you feel it is justified? Explain your answer.

3. Define and describe the special populations as presented on the Pro/Con web site, and how each population might be adversely affected by euthanasia. Discuss your beliefs regarding euthanasia and these special populations.

4. Identify and describe the law(s) concerning physician assisted suicide in the state you reside or the state you consider your “home state.” Compare and contrast laws in your home state against either Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act or another state of your choice.

Your paper must be formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Include at least three to five scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources (one may be your textbook) that were published within the past five years and are cited according to APA format.