(Note: This article is just for essay ideas.) The medical cases where the possible alternatives are questionable can be termed as medical dilemmas. For example, a decision regarding whether to save the mother or the child when only one can be saved during a delivery is a simple example of medical dilemma. Whichever is chosen, one life has to be sacrificed. Another example of such a dilemma is euthanasia. To make a case on this, let us suppose a last stage cancer patient. She might be receiving treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, but her death is almost certain although it can be postponed a bit further. Or let us suppose further that the doctor has declared her condition to be incurable. Cancer is a painful disease both for the patients and her caretaker. The patient is suffering badly and wants to die as soon as possible rather than to wait for the natural death suffering the pain.