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ETHICS CASE STUDY: b) Discuss the ethical issues involved in administering euthanasia.

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
8) A old couple in Mumbai, aged about 90 years each, wants to die. They don’t want to commit suicide, but want courts to give them permission to undergo euthanasia. They don’t have any children or relatives. Even though they are fit, they would like to die peacefully.  They believe that there are countless old aged men and women who want such deaths. However, in India euthanasia is not allowed and suicide is crime.
a) Do you think old aged people who wish to die should be allowed to undergo euthanasia? Justify.
b) Discuss the ethical issues involved in administering euthanasia. (250 Words)