Human Justification for Euthanasia An empirical analysis using World Values Survey

Dhahir Saber, Karwan and Begum, Sultana (2022) Human Justification for Euthanasia An empirical analysis using World Values Survey. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 14 (3).

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The word 'euthanasia' comes from Greek roots that indicate 'dying well' or 'good death.' The word was first used by Greek poets around 400 BC, and it was then adopted by Greek and Roman philosophers and historians to refer to a death that occurs suddenly and without considerable and prolonged pain. Today, the phrase is mostly used to describe actions taken by others to make dying more bearable. The goal of this study is to look at euthanasia, the physically-assisted death,froma human perspective and explore the variance based on Gender, Age, Education, and Religion of the respondents of the seventh wave of the world values survey. The total respondents from the fifty-one (51) countries, where N= 73,873are taken for analysis for this paper, among which 47.5% are male and 52.4% are female respondents. The researchers want to show that the arguments against the morality and legalization of assisted suicide are stronger than those in favor. Although in many ways our societies have become increasingly secular and detached from religious traditions, the paper discusses both ethical issues surrounding euthanasia and research on the practice of euthanasia as it evolves. It specifies four interpretations of 'euthanasia' namely gender, age, educa,in and religion to arrange the discussion. Mann-Whitney U Test and Kruskal Wallis Test are used to explore the variance. Some of the findings include that there is significant ant variance from the perspectives of the respondent’s Age, Education, and Religion but no variance based on gender. Religious perspectives and human justifications for euthanasia are all explored to determine whether there is any connection between them, followed by a conclusion based on data analysis. The paper attempts to contribute to the field of study, euthanasia, which is always a matter of discussion and argument

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euthanasia, Gender, Education, Age, Religion, Variance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 08:04
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 08:04

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