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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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This may be a good time to review the experience of Oregon, a pioneering state in the assisted dying of terminally ill patients.
In 2015 MPs including former Prime Minister David Cameron rejected a Bill to legalise assisted dying.
End-of-life decisions are categorised into the following four practices by the legal fraternity: (i) terminal pain management; (ii) withholding or withdrawing of potentially life-sustaining treatment; (iii) advance directives; and (iv) assisted dying.
Melbourne: An Australian state Wednesday became the first in the country to legalise assisted dying, or euthanasia, with lawmakers voting to allow terminally ill patients the right to request a lethal drug to end their lives.
The assisted dying bill was last visited in 1977, when Northern Territory briefly introduced the Terminally Ill Act, but which was overturned by the federal parliament.
If the Scottish Parliament could bring in new laws on assisted dying, it would be an end to all my problems.
The organisation found the average patient who travels to Switzerland - where assisted dying is legal - must find PS10,000 for travel, hotels and fees including administration, doctors, a psychiatrist and the centre itself.
At our Annual Conference on 20 July 2017, the membership of the NSWNMA re-endorsed our Position Statement on Assisted Dying, which advocates for legislative change to support Voluntary Assisted Dying in circumstances where a dying person does not wish to suffer an unnecessarily agonising death.
I can understand why people choose assisted dying and I have no problem with that.
Retired college lecturer Noel Conway went to the Court of Appeal after he was refused permission to bring a judicial review over the law on assisted dying.
NZNO's draft position statement on assisted dying, which is out for consultation with members, advocates for individuals to have the choice of assisted dying, while ensuring nurses are well-trained, protected legally and able to opt out.
The decision on assisted dying was mired in confusion (Report neutral on assisted dying issue, p.
This article looks at the evolution of Canada's new assisted dying legislation law and highlights the contributions of several women whose actions and views have shaped the issue over the last 25 years.
He had been terminally ill and passionately campaigned for Parliament to change the law on assisted dying - having previously opposed such a move.
The Californian legislation was approved on September 11 2015, the same day that an Assisted Dying Bill was defeated in the House of Commons in the UK.
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