Suicide and Euthanasia

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RE (Christianity: Medical Ethics) Mind Map on Suicide and Euthanasia, created by 09beardsellk on 31/03/2014.

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Suicide and Euthanasia
  1. Suicide
    1. The deliberate ending of your own life
      1. Why?
        1. Depression
          1. Recent loss or break up of close relationship
            1. Heavy use or dependency of alcohol/drugs
              1. Severe pain or illness
            2. Euthanasia
              1. Assisted suicide
                1. It is illegal in the UK but is legal in the Netherlands (in certain circumstances)
                2. Quotes
                  1. For
                    1. "Agape"
                      1. "Treat others how you want to be treated"
                      2. Against
                        1. "Thou shall not murder" (Ten Commandments)
                          1. "God created man in his own image"
                            1. "Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit"
                              1. "There is a time for everything...a time to be born, a time to die"
                            2. The 4 types of Euthanasia
                              1. VOLUNTARY - the person concerned asks someone else to helm them die
                                1. INVOLUNTARY - carried out without the patient's consent because they are unable to decide themselves (e.g. turning off a life support machine for someone in a coma)
                                  1. ACTIVE - when action is taken to bring life to an end
                                    1. PASSIVE - when a decision is made to stop giving someone medication/treatment which will result in them dying
                                    2. Sanctity of Life
                                      1. All life is special and sacred
                                        1. Only God has the right to give and take life
                                          1. Therefore Suicide and Euthanasia goes against the Sanctity of life
                                          2. Christian Views
                                            1. Roman Catholic
                                              1. It is WRONG because they believe that only God can end life. It is a SIN
                                                1. Drugs to relieve pain that may shorten a patient's life is acceptable
                                                2. Church of England
                                                  1. It is WRONG
                                                    1. However some think that doctors should not keep patients alive if they have no quality of life left
                                                      1. Christians are taught to show compassion towards anyone who commits suicide
                                                      2. Overall Christian View
                                                        1. Suicide and Euthanasia are wrong and should not happen!
                                                      3. Muslim View
                                                        1. Suicide and Euthanasia are forbidden as no one has the right to choose when to die
                                                          1. "Destroy not yourself. Surely Allah is ever merciful to you."
                                                          2. Alternatives
                                                            1. A hospice is a place where terminally ill people are cared for until they die
                                                              1. Christians believe that hospices are good alternatives to euthanasia as they allow the person to die in comfort and with dignity
                                                              2. An alternative to suicide is counselling and many Christians volunteer at organisations that offer help
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