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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In active euthanasia, a specific overt act is performed to end the patient's life whereas in passive euthanasia, something is not done that would be necessary to preserve a patient's life, the panel noted.
Passive euthanasia involves giving the right to patients to withhold medical treatment or [a] life support system in the face of an irreversible terminal illness, while active euthanasia is the acceleration of death using injections or overdose of drugs," he said.
This is the reality that will have to be confronted in any subsequent litigation about voluntary active euthanasia.
Even though the way in which this commitment is written could give place to various interpretations, the WMA declared in 1987 its unfavorable position to active euthanasia because they considered it unethical (33).
While passive euthanasia entails withholding of common treatments in terminally ill patients such as antibiotics, necessary for the continuance of life, active euthanasia involves the use of lethal substances or forces, such as injections to kill, and is the most controversial.
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?
Among their topics are war and requiem compositions during the 20th century, communally acknowledged "good death" in Ernst Gaine's A Lesson Before Dying, why art by serial killers sells, the ideological function of the Mummies of the World Exhibit, scenarios of death in contexts of mobility among Guineans and Bangladeshis in Lisbon, and intertextuality in active euthanasia practices.
Active euthanasia is however still illegal and this includes using lethal compounds to end a person's life.
3) Active euthanasia is an action whose goal is intentionally to take the life of a terminally ill patient to alleviate great pain.
They claim to protect the child's autonomy, but they are reluctant to discuss the issue of abortion which kills a fetus without its consent, or the issue of passive and active euthanasia.
Participants were much more supportive of client autonomy for a 77-yearold client than for a 2 5-year-old client seeking active euthanasia.
They are important from the point of view of public debates because, even if in a small number of states, the practice of active euthanasia is legal, it is permitted in strictly monitored conditions in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and in some American states such as Washington, Oregon and Montana.
12) This Note also discusses the potential future of end-of-life care, including active euthanasia and the availability of physician-assisted suicide to minors.
Once there, fill out your profile and check out our discussion that's going on - it's a good one - on the RN's ethical obligations to the patient and profession when it comes to assisted suicide and active euthanasia.