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EDITORIAL BOARD

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Chief Editor:
Dr. Chia Chee Ming
Deputy Chief Editor:
Dr. Leelavathi Rajamanickam
Editors:
Prof. Omar Munir
Dr. Yap Pow Seng
Pn. Salmaliza Salleh
Mr. Chen Woon Choong
Ms. Kate Lam Woon Yee
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences Research
Chief Editor:
Dr Neeraj Malhotra
Deputy Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jamaludin Zainol
Editors:
Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
Assoc. Prof. Tey Kim Kuan
Assoc. Prof. Ong Bee Leng
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Business, Humanities & Education
Chief Editor:
Dr. Mahiswaran Selvanathan
Deputy Chief Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanley Yap
Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Low Abdullah
Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam
Dr. Chong Wei Ying
Dr. Ramachandran Ponnan
 
 
THE CONTEMPORARY EUTHANASIA DEBATE IN THE LIGHT OF AFRICAN WORLD VIEW AND ETHICS
Author : Ferdinand Sakali
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Abstract
Life in the current world is significantly propelled by people's consciousness of human rights and the eager to defend them. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are perennial problems which are gaining more strength since they have come to be seen in the new light as human rights. Some scholars have fronted arguments either to support or reject permissibility of Euthanasia and assisted suicide in a civilized society. These arguments are usually based on the western worldview, definitions of personhood and understanding of fundamental concepts like human rights, especially the right to privacy and self determination. According to some western ethicists, people without consciousness are said to be outside the definition of personhood. They are devoid of human rights and therefore killing them is permissible. Besides, if we have to respect the human right to self determination, then we should obey people's choice to be assisted in suicide. This article analyses permissibility of euthanasia and assisted suicide from the western and African points of view. In African thought and Ethics, an individual's pursuit or practice of moral virtue is intrinsic to the conception of a person. This renders the defense of euthanasia basing on western definitions of personhood unviable within African ethics.
 
Authors(s) Affiliations
Stella Maris Mtwara University College