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Erin Bell
Discussion Board 4-13-12
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:24pm
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The hardest part of writing a paper for me is choosing a topic and getting started. I'm still working on choosing a topic for the issue paper, but now that I have looked more into it I'm considering writing about euthanasia. Euthanasia is a very controversial topic and because of the little experience and knowledge I have about it I donít have an opinion either way. This will make the paper much easier to write because I have a hard time not putting my opinions into my writing. This way since I donít have an opinion on the issue my paper will be all research based like it is supposed to be. The sides of the issue are pretty easy to argue as well, this can be due to the many different circumstances when euthanasia has been done or not done.
Euthanasia is easy to argue for and against. When I talk about the pros of euthanasia I can talk about how keeping people alive when they cannot function on their own takes millions of dollars. Or how doctors canít always tell if a patient in a comma or something similar is in pain for not so it could get the person out of pain. Arguing against euthanasia is easy as well ending someoneís life without any form of their consent can seem unethical in many situations.
I'm sure my research will lead be too many stories about families in these types of situations, having to decide whether or not to keep their loved one living. These stories are very interesting to me so I think I will enjoy writing this paper. The greatest challenged of writing this paper will be finding unbiased sources. Some of the stories as well I'm sure will be biased and I will be unable to use them. Doctors and research articles will be very helpful and I'm sure the library has multiple books on the issue. Itís a fairly knew topic so all of the sources I find should be recent enough that they prove good points. The only other issue I think I will have with this paper is meeting the minimum of five pages because I tend to do the bare minimum when I write.

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