A eutanásia e seus argumentos

Jorge Cruz

Resumen


O autor procura esclarecer o significado atual de eutanásia, distinguindo-a de procedimentos aceitáveis do ponto de vista clínico, ético e legal, e apresenta de forma sumária os principais argumentos utilizados na reflexão e debate desta temática. Os argumentos principais a favor da eutanásia e/ou suicídio assistido são o alívio da dor e do sofrimento, considerados insuportáveis pelo paciente, e o respeito pela sua autonomia pessoal. Os principais argumentos contra são o da inviolabilidade da vida humana e o do risco de maus usos e abusos. Conclui defendendo que os argumentos a favor da eutanásia e/ou do suicídio assistido são insuficientes e insatisfatórios para justificarem a sua legalização.

Palabras clave


eutanásia; suicídio assistido; morte; sofrimento; autonomia

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