A Study on Exploring the Legality of Euthanasia in India: An Ethical Dilemma of the Medicine Industry
Srishti Saha, Kashish Dalmia, Rishabh Bothra, Rounak Agrawal, Sweta Mishra, Dr. Baisakhi Debnath, Dr. Rakshita Allappanavar
Euthanasia, Passive Euthanasia, Ethical considerations, Legal framework, Informed consent, Palliative care.
Euthanasia is the deliberate termination of life to alleviate suffering which sparks intricate ethical and legal discussions globally. In India, where cultural, religious, and socio-economic factors intertwine, the discourse on Euthanasia is particularly intricate. This paper delves into the legality of Euthanasia in India, examining both ethical considerations and the existing legal framework. However, challenges persist in implementing and regulating Euthanasia practices. Issues such as ensuring informed consent, preventing misuse, and reconciling diverse cultural and religious beliefs remain contentious. Additionally, disparities in access to quality palliative care pose ethical dilemmas. This paper delves into the dilemma of legalising Euthanasia and questions whether Euthanasia could demotivate the search for new modes of treatment for the terminally ill and could permitting Euthanasia weaken the commitment of doctors and medical institutions to save lives. It also questions the safety of hospitals given that Euthanasia can be used illegally. This paper thus highlights individual autonomy against potential abuses and ensure compassionate end-of-life care for all patients.
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Unique Paper ID: 162903

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 11

Page(s): 369 - 379
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