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The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance

Emmanuel N Kontomanolis, Elizabeth Kenanidou, Sofia Kalagasidou, Valentinos Papamanolis, Zacharias N Fasoulakis.

Abstract
Ethics is a complex and quite often a confusing field. It encompasses the fundamental principles of privacy, respect, autonomy, beneficence, and justice. Privacy is the shield in democracy-to be free from either personal intrusion or interference and personal violation- entangled with the ideas of confidentiality, discretion, and patient autonomy. The issues of autonomy, liberty, and dignity – all different aspects of respect on human personality – underline the idea of privacy. Euthanasia represents a controversial but sensitive issue, with many discussions taking place through the years and with an epilogue that will probably never be written. This issue tends to intensify especially because of the proliferation of people being in the vegetative state. In the past, those patients would have died due to inadequate technological support, however, today’s technology prolongs life expectancy. This article explores the aspects of euthanasia, present different perspectives on the field and approximates the different factors that affect decisions.

Key words: Euthanasia; dignity; ethics; suicide; humanity


 
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Kontomanolis EN, Kenanidou E, Kalagasidou S, Papamanolis V, Fasoulakis ZN, . The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance. Ulutas Med J. 2018; 4(4): 184-193. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802


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Kontomanolis EN, Kenanidou E, Kalagasidou S, Papamanolis V, Fasoulakis ZN, . The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance. https://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=2746 [Access: May 23, 2019]. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802


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Kontomanolis EN, Kenanidou E, Kalagasidou S, Papamanolis V, Fasoulakis ZN, . The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance. Ulutas Med J. 2018; 4(4): 184-193. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802



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Kontomanolis EN, Kenanidou E, Kalagasidou S, Papamanolis V, Fasoulakis ZN, . The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance. Ulutas Med J. (2018), [cited May 23, 2019]; 4(4): 184-193. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802



Harvard Style

Kontomanolis, E. N., Kenanidou, . E., Kalagasidou, . S., Papamanolis, . V., Fasoulakis, . Z. N. & (2018) The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance. Ulutas Med J, 4 (4), 184-193. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802



Turabian Style

Kontomanolis, Emmanuel N, Elizabeth Kenanidou, Sofia Kalagasidou, Valentinos Papamanolis, Zacharias N Fasoulakis, and . 2018. The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 4 (4), 184-193. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802



Chicago Style

Kontomanolis, Emmanuel N, Elizabeth Kenanidou, Sofia Kalagasidou, Valentinos Papamanolis, Zacharias N Fasoulakis, and . "The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 4 (2018), 184-193. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kontomanolis, Emmanuel N, Elizabeth Kenanidou, Sofia Kalagasidou, Valentinos Papamanolis, Zacharias N Fasoulakis, and . "The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 4.4 (2018), 184-193. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kontomanolis, E. N., Kenanidou, . E., Kalagasidou, . S., Papamanolis, . V., Fasoulakis, . Z. N. & (2018) The Conflict between Euthanasia and Human Dignity: A Different Glance. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 4 (4), 184-193. doi:10.5455/umj.20180802071802