Definition: the practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment.
[from the Greek: a good death eu- eu- thanatos]
A problem that concerns everyone and which is a worldwide conversation topic.
Whether euthanasia is ethically right is a question of global interest, however it seems that so far no answer has been found.
It is absolutely certain that in a few years’ time, the prospect that will prevail is that patients in the final stages of illness should be put to death, or left to die helpless. Regardless of the pretext behind this notion, the deepest reasons will certainly be financial. The justification of such an argument will be that keeping a patient alive under sedation for several days would cost millions to himself, to the state, or to insurance companies.In this way, conventional medicine has posed a dilemma that itself has created.
Recently, an extensive dialogue in mass media and medical press has taken place, regarding a hot topic that should concern everybody, as all of us will ultimately pass through this stage, the preterminal stage. The question is how to make this transitional stage, as good as possible.
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