International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Euthanasia: Socio-Medical and Legal Perspective
Joshua, Samson Ayobami

Globally, the controversy on euthanasia traverses public opinion, decisions of courts, socio-medical and even legal discourse. In view of this, this paper considers, not only the general conceptual and ethical issues involved in euthanasia, but it also examines the subject from socio-medical and legal perspectives. The paper concludes that killing under the guise of compassion is potentially dangerous, morally reprehensible and ethically flawed. This paper however concedes that different countries should adopt alternatives suitable to their values and ways of life.

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