euthanasia

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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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Peter Mogielnicki, "Patient Refusal of Hydration and Nutrition: An Alternative to Physician-Assisted Suicide or Voluntary Active Euthanasia," Archives of Internal Medicine 153, no.
But the term has also been used loosely and broadly to embrace such claims as the right to another's help in committing suicide and the right to authorize another to engage in active euthanasia.
The percentage who opposed active euthanasia on moral or religious grounds stayed relatively constant from the early surveys until election day.
1] In this paper I examine these and other arguments that active euthanasia is morally more problematic than physician-assisted suicide, and I conclude that none of these arguments is sound.
183-88); (7) this justifies active euthanasia, even from a Kantian perspective, if otherwise relieving pain requires existing in nonrational state (because one must be indefinitely sedated) or if the pain cannot otherwise be eliminated (p.
In the same year Congress passed a law preventing the use of federal funds or facilities to assist suicide or perform active euthanasia.
At least since the publication of James Rachels' well-known paper, the distinction between passive and active euthanasia has been criticized for depending on problematic conceptions of causation and on the belief that the sheer difference between killing and letting die is morally relevant.
Once again, he swims against the stream, but this time against those who advocate active euthanasia.
This makes California the 4th state in the nation to give health care providers the power directly to cause their patients' death through active euthanasia.
It rejected active euthanasia of ending life through administration of lethal substances.
Given the powers of the NPA, they are now affected because it means now they cannot prosecute the doctor, though we are of the view that he is committing what is illegal because active euthanasia in South Africa is not actively permissible," NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga told Xinhua.
Cunningham that the prognosis for a soldier who has just received a serious brain injury can be too ambiguous to warrant active euthanasia on the spot.
Isn't India the same country whose Supreme Court stated on March 7, 2011 that only passive euthanasia is legalised and active euthanasia is still illegal?
Active euthanasia, which involves, the use of lethal substances on terminally ill patients, is illegal in India.
1] Active euthanasia is the intentional killing of a person suffering from an incurable disease, and fulfils the legal criteria for murder.