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Is it humane to prolong the life of someone suffering with a terminally disease?

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  • It is not.

    It is not human to prolong the life of someone who is suffering from a terminal disease. They know that they are going to die, and a probably in a lot of pain. There is no way that it is human because it is essential hurting someone over and over again.

  • No it is not.

    It is not humane to prolong the life of someone suffering with a terminal disease, that is unless their suffering can be minimized or stopped. If someone is suffering greatly, and there is no way to stop it, It would not be humane to find a way to keep that person alive even longer.

  • It Depends On The Patient

    I believe in some cases where a terminally ill patient would rather pass in peace than remain alive, it is inhumane to prolong their life. Some people, however, are not ready to die and are not okay with just letting go, therefore it would be equally immoral to let them go, when they are not ready.

  • It is not humane to prolong the life of someone suffering with a terminally disease.

    It is not humane to prolong the life of someone suffering with a terminally disease. It should be left up to the patient and the doctor to figure out the care that they receive. I think the family should be involved and if they want someone to make that call then they should talk about it.

  • End-of-Life Decisions Up to Patient

    The end-of-life decisions are up to the patient in the situation. If they feel like ending their own lives or refusing treatment, patients have the right to make that decision while they are still lucid and sane. The best policy is to have such wishes in writing so as to prevent any legal entanglements further down the road.

  • No, it is inhumane to prolong the suffering of another.

    I disagree, I do not think it is humane to prolong the life of someone who is suffering. If they wish to end their pain and suffering they should have the right to do so. Some illnesses can be like torture for those who have them. It seems only right that they would be able to decide for themselves when they can end that torture instead of staying alive for the benefit of everyone else.

  • No, it is not humane to prolong their life unless they desire it.

    Many people suffering from a terminal disease want to die on their own terms. They don't want to be slaves to their affliction. However, suicide is illegal in many places and so they may be kept alive even when they don't want to be. This prolongs their suffering and violates their freedom of choice. Through the suffering it is almost like a form of torture.


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