'Concept of Euthanasia' – Philosophical Ramification in Indian Society?

19 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2016

Date Written: September 2, 2016


Euthanasia is one of the issues that have been the subject of intense debate over time. It has been a pertinent issue in human rights discourse as it also affects ethical and legal issues pertaining to patients and health care providers. This paper discusses the legal and ethical debates concerning both types of euthanasia. It focuses on both the supporter of euthanasia and the opponent of euthanasia. Several statements for the Euthanasia argument are discussed: a merciful response that alleviates the suffering of patients which is sometimes wrongly perceived to be otherwise unrelievable; the autonomy in which the patient has the right to make his own choices; the regulation and legislation of existing practices of euthanasia to protect health care providers and patients. In this heated debate religious, political, ethical, legal and personal views are also included. Among all these, those who desperately want to end their lives because they simply cannot go on in anyway, are the ones who suffer. Every individual or group has a different viewpoint regarding euthanasia. Euthanasia is considered a practical, emotional, and religious debate.

Suggested Citation

Mokshagundam, Preethi, 'Concept of Euthanasia' – Philosophical Ramification in Indian Society? (September 2, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2833836 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2833836

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