LESSON 6
The Debate over Euthanasia
LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this lesson, you will do the following:
1. Identify the various forms of euthanasia.
2. Describe the key ethical arguments for and against the practice of voluntary euthanasia.
3. Discuss what you see as the stronger arguments for or against voluntary euthanasia.
4. Formulate an example which illustrates your position of euthanasia.
READINGS
• The Right Thing to Do:
o The Morality of Euthanasia
o The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia
• Young, R. (2010). Voluntary euthanasia. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
(Fall), Retrieved from
https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2010/entries/euthanasia-voluntary/.
ACTIVITIES / ASSESSMENTS
In brief essays of at least three to four paragraphs each, answer the following questions:
1. Define the various forms of euthanasia.
2. Describe the key ethical arguments for and against the practice of voluntary euthanasia.
3. Explain what you see as the stronger arguments for or against voluntary euthanasia.
4. In a brief essay, at least 2 or 3 paragraphs, formulate an example which illustrates your
position on the practice of voluntary euthanasia.

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