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Synonyms for euthanasia

mercy killing

Synonyms for euthanasia

the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

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Gorsuch published a book in 2009 called The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, arguing against the right to choose a good death, even in cases of terminal disease.
A modified questionnaire was used based on the principles of TFHCOP good death definition comprising of 8 questions.
Simply put, a good death means a beautiful death, a private and individual encounter, which takes place with one's intimate circle of family and close friends.
Deliberately taking action to end a life, mercy killing, and discontinuing medical treatment are all controversial aspects in Euthanasia, which comes from the Greek for "the good death.
In my line of work I see - on a daily basis - terminally ill patients with painfully bruised arms, swollen with fluids that did nothing to prevent their deaths but may have robbed them of a good death.
I hope eventually we will all have the right to a good death on our own terms.
Dionysius, the cavorting of dead and alive bodies in the Berlin hourbook of Mary of Burgundy, and the good death of Richard Whittingtom.
And on we go with a berserking, visceral Viking saga that contains bloodthirsty dialogue such as: "He died a good death, with his axe in his hand.
He'll take a lot of confidence going into future games knowing that if he executes his skills he can become a good death bowler.
Lynda suffers from the lung disease bronchiectasis and is part of Home Group's A Good Death pilot project - which is aimed at helping those with a terminal illness die with dignity in their homes rather than in a hospital or hospice.
They also range from the experiential--for example, a discussion of near-death experiences--to the normative--for example, religious and social constructions of the good death and the art of dying well.
Throughout the book Hare observes Bob's experience while searching for the good death that we all hope for at the end of our lives.
Readers of this journal are students of the nineteenth century, an era when many believed in the possibility of the good death (with the Civil War bringing death in unprecedented numbers to people in the prime of life, the belief may have become an emotional, spiritual, psychological necessity).
We have supported communities, schools, older people, GPs and many hard-to-reach groups all over the country to break the taboo around discussing dying well and a good death.
As life drew to a close, evangelical women and men were expected to experience the Good Death, which involved profundity at the deathbed, the need for the dying to communicate final thoughts and beliefs, and the centrality of family (193).