Karaganda Medical University
«Medicine and Ecology» journal
Monthly newspaper «Medic»
Euthanasia: Pros and Cons

Euthanasia: Pros and Cons

09 January 2021

The issue of euthanasia has always been controversial, it was considered from two sides - legality and humanity. And if de-facto is getting rid of torment, then de-jure is a crime. In Kazakhstan, the termination of the life of a person suffering from an incurable disease and experiencing unbearable suffering is prohibited by law. “Euthanasia: Pros and Cons” on this topic, an online debate was held on the Teams platform, organized by the Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical University of Karaganda.

The event began with a report by a the fourth-year student Irina Nikitina, who spoke about the main aspects, how things are with euthanasia in the world and the attitude of people from different countries to this practice.

The fourth year students of the specialty "General Medicine" and the teachers of the department who participated in the debates expressed their opinions, gave vivid examples, arguments from world practice, discussed the pros and cons of the euthanasia procedure. At the end of the event, the participants agreed that the topic of euthanasia is complex and controversial and cannot be solved within the framework of one discussion.



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