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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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A good death is one in which patients' wants and needs are met at the end of life under possible and acceptable parameters.
Joseph is the patron saint of a good death because, according to tradition, he died well before the crucifixion of natural causes, with both Jesus and Mary at his side.
But as we held her hands and said goodbye I understood why the nurses at her bedside called it "a good death".
Critique: Extraordinarily well written, organized and presented throughout, "The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America" is a seminal work in the tradition of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and very strongly recommended to the attention of clergy, bioethicists, governmental policy makers, the medical community, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject for themselves or a loved one.
Experts at palliative care prepare the terminally-ill patient for a good death by giving them a clear concept of life and death.
Come the end, all any of us wants is a good death. And our law-makers must find a way to make that available to people whose last days are currently lived in agony and terror - because the law says they have to be.
Dionysius, the cavorting of dead and alive bodies in the Berlin hourbook of Mary of Burgundy, and the good death of Richard Whittingtom.) The essays also cover the notion of bodily rhetoric, as the function of the body in Eupolemius, inscriptions in flesh, masculinity and persuasion in medieval rhetoric, the performing body (as it figured in executions for treason to heal the treason, impotence and sexuality in theology and canon law, and body talk in medieval Islam.) Finally, contributors examine the medieval material body, describing the occurrence of leprous feminine flesh as it related to death and de Pizan's representation of death as metamorphosis.
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."
WHAT makes for a good death? How can health care policy and provision support us at the end?
He added that he must "take into account that inde-finable but profound concept of the human yearning for a good death".
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.
Haley's death was entirely unexpected and premature, but it was the kind of "good death" that many of us pray for.
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.
In this month's issue, we look at the practical steps you can take to draw up what's called an advance care directive (ACD), to ensure you have what many people refer to as a "good death."