The Netherlands have had euthanasia laws in effect since 1973.

When everyone's generally following moral, ethical guidelines, it works well. Those who violate the laws and standards eventually get caught, exposed, and punished. It's a self-correcting system. Small or big, the providers of good services or products are rewarded and the providers of lower quality are not. We've all heard this before. But what's this got to do with you? Or me? Or hospice? Plenty.

Reflections on the Netherlands’ New Euthanasia Law,” Jos V.

Many people make a moral distinction between active and passive euthanasia.

BBC - Ethics: Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide

42. Johanna H. Groenewoud et al, “Clinical Problems with the Performance of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands,” 342 New England Journal of Medicine (Feb. 24, 2000), pp. 553-555.

The Ethics of Euthanasia - Quantonics

This analysis has provided an overview of the ethical conflictthat has arisen regarding death in American society. It has presenteddefinitions and an examination of the legal state of euthanasiaand assisted suicide, along with a discussion of a fierce societaldebate where both sides of the controversy are represented. Ihave also presented some different philosophical and ethical approachesin an attempt to determine which courses of action on this subjectare ethical. While traditional ethical theories and approachesto the problem are found to be lacking, the metaphysics of qualityand its resultant ethic of care allow us to understand that morallycorrect decisions regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide canbe made and that there is no specific set of rules which can aidus in these decisions. Such decisions must be made by individualsinvolved in their own situations, and we as a society must deferto the individual's power that resides in the intellectual capacityfor original thought.

But some philosophers think that active euthanasia is in fact the morally better course of action.

Debate Topic: Is euthanasia ethical

Over and over again, we see physicians and bioethicists taking a stand against euthanasia and assisted suicide and promoting palliative care and hospice. And when they do, the pro-lifers enthusiastically applaud, not realizing they are not going to get what they think. These same physicians and bioethicists allow for Third Way killing in palliative care or hospice settings that accounts for many, many thousands of imposed deaths each year. The problem with Dr. Ezekiel's (and others') discussions lies in what ethical considerations and assumptions are used when deciding what reforms to implement.

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The secular bioethics (Professor Irving has explained to us) is nothing like the ethics supported by the founders of our nation. It is not the ethics you may have adopted as a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or person of some other faiths. It's secular, non-pro-life "bioethics" as the government instituted back in 1978: the "Common Rule" of the Belmont Commission. And it's not really, "new." Secular utilitarianism has been around for a very long time indeed!

The Ethical Dilemma of Euthanasia | NewsActivist

Only 14 percent ban euthanasia and only 8 percent "oppose" (but do not "ban") abortion! It used to be 100% banning abortion or doing the "harm" of euthanasia with the Hippocratic Oath. So, we've come a "long way" down the wrong way. The ethics held by physicians and other medical-legal professionals today is nothing like the clear respect for life held by physicians of old. Perhaps that is why many physicians look with contempt upon those of us who still respect life.

Euthanasia Ethical - Term Paper

"That is, these bioethics principles are explicitly defined in these documents in the same way as they were defined in The Belmont Report .... These bioethics principles also now literally redefine the "ethics" of other disciplines, e.g., business ethics, and ethics in engineering. Even our country's military schools have restructured their ethics courses and have essentially reduced them to courses in bioethics (often using many of these same bioethicists as their professors). Many colleges and universities already require a course in bioethics in order to graduate, and most medical and nursing schools have incorporated it in their curricula. Bioethics is even being taught now in the high schools. And what is being taught as bioethics are the Belmont principles, or renditions of one or more of these principles as defined in Belmont terms. ...."