The humane side of euthanasiaThere are many patients who are terminally ill and some of them are in coma or vegetative state. Due to the advances in medical science and technology, these patients are kept on artificial support and their terminal conditions are extended for some unknown time till they finally die. With the existing modern medical techniques, the doctors will try to keep them alive till the last minute.
There are many human groups which advise euthanasia for such patients to give them relief from the pain and sufferings and have a peaceful timely death. Euthanasia is defined as 'granting painless death to a hopelessly ill patient with a non-curable disease'. In a few countries across the world this is allowed under guidance but in many countries it is considered as illegal. There are different opinions for providing euthanasia to a terminally ill patient but many people believe that it would be a humane practice to do so.
As the patients in coma or vegetative state are well known for their irrecoverable state, the supporters of euthanasia claim that it is a dignified way of providing a peaceful death to a person voluntarily or involuntarily. In spite of all this the topic of euthanasia is a controversial subject. Many humane groups across the globe are trying to make euthanasia a legal practice.
This is my entry for month end TOW contest on the topic humane.