Euthanasia contrary to medical ethics

Euthanasia contrary to medical ethics

Laws against the killing of patients vindicate and uphold every person’s right to life, especially that of the terminally ill or vulnerable.

Medical practice complements these noble goals by preserving life and restoring health.

The raison d’etre of palliative care is to improve quality of life and provide relief from suffering, while euthanasia uses the hand of a doctor to administer death (Different approaches to a good and dignified death; Dec 28, 2017).

Accordingly, euthanasia is contrary to both the law and medical ethics, and should remain so.

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