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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They signed and sent a joint letter to the Parliament of Iceland, in which they expressed their common position on the issue of euthanasia.
10 ( ANI ): Jain Muni (monk) Tarun Sagar on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's landmark decision to allow passive euthanasia, saying it coincided with the tenets of Jainism.
New Delhi: Hospitals have to set up approval committees to consider cases of passive euthanasia, and any distortion of facts before such panels may lead to a maximum of 10 years in jail and a fine of up to Rs10 million (Dh572,972), a redrafted bill states.
Laws on euthanasia and assisted dying vary a deal in countries all over the world.
The Brothers of Charity group changed its euthanasia policy in March, about a year after a Catholic rest home was fined for refusing the euthanasia of a patient.
Those opposing euthanasia look to human memory--history and what the past can teach us --and imagination--what the future might hold--as well as the present.
I didn't have any training in euthanasia as a veterinarian.
This reference for undergraduate students and up outlines the moral, legal and professional approaches that have shaped contemporary debates on euthanasia and assisted suicide.
We have read with great interest the Reflections about euthanasia in Colombia.
Wim Distelmans, head of Belgium's federal euthanasia commission, yesterday confirmed the case was reported to his committee by a doctor last week.
The head of the federal euthanasia commission said the teminally ill teen was "suffering unbearable physical pain".
Health Ministry will soon come up with the Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill patients ( protection of patients and medical practitioners) Bill The draft Bill, proposed in 241st report of Law Commission deals with passive euthanasia and living will Passive euthanasia entails the withholding of common treatments, such as antibiotics, necessary for the continuance of life Health Ministry is not considering active euthanasia, which involved lethal substances or force, as it could be misused by certain individuals THE DEBATE over mercy killing may soon end as the Union Health Ministry has prepared a legislation on the contentious issue of euthanasia.
We must all remember that our reactions to pet death can have a longlasting impact on the parties involved; thus, it's critical for us to think about how we handle delicate situations regarding death and euthanasia in advance.
The 'sacred' value of autonomy in euthanasia and assisted suicide is not absolute, because people change their minds--while passing enabling laws 'holds grave consequences' for both individuals and society.
Objective: To determine the knowledge of clinicians and their opinion about legalization, obstacles in practicing euthanasia and factors that may compel them to practice euthanasia.