euthanasia


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  • noun

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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PC neither hastened nor postponed death, and euthanasia was anathema to it.
From the Netherlands comes a report about how a euthanasia clinic which handled people whose regular doctor had rejected their request for euthanasia.
It's another example of how euthanasia has entered the social mainstream here.
Will patients battling cancer want to be treated by physicians who practice euthanasia and are possibly more concerned about health care costs rather than the value of human life?
Harsh Vardhan, said that euthanasia was a complex issue and opinions on it being made legal should be discussed before arriving at any consensus.
The Quebec legislation was based on the Belgium euthanasia law, which is notorious: people are euthanized who are not terminally ill but may be depressed; the legislation is now extended to children, and euthanasia is often administered to people who have never even requested it.
Wellington Hospital palliative care physician Sinead Donnelly said all New Zealanders would be affected by the public safety consequences of legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide.
While the proposed law provides for "end of life care" guaranteeing euthanasia, it does not guarantee palliative care.
I have had more than one client tell me horror stories of euthanasia via intracardiac injection on their fully awake pet rodent performed in front of them in the examination room.
To say that allowing euthanasia would lead to a mass of money-grabbing relatives to push somebody into this is rubbish.
In 2010, 77% of all the euthanasia deaths or physician-assisted suicide were reported to a review committee.
But the fact is that the churches themselves are a threat to the freedom of those who do not slavishly follow orders - on contraception, abortion and euthanasia.
Expectedly, the euthanasia draft bill proposed by left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party MP Lyuben Kornezov, was not accepted by the country's Parliament.
HALF of Irish people support euthanasia, it was claimed yesterday.
The maintenance of life; preventing social death through euthanasia talk and end-of-life care; lessons from the Netherlands.