There are some cases that will be identified and included in this research to fully discuss the true meaning in behind what is considered legally and illegally permissible in medical cases where the patient is terminally ill. Also an emphasis is given as to when medical treatment can be legally withdrawn due to the futility of the medical illness. In the conclusion this research points out that although there are legal restraints preventing doctors to engage in treatments that result in the patients' life being taken, there are numerous ethical considerations that have to be taken into account as well. Within cases like these, nothing is ever easy, especially when it involves someone who is terminally ill and has no hope of survival.
Euthanasia has been in heated debate for a good while now within the UK. ...Show more