Euthanasia definitions.

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  • The termination of a life, either with or without their consent, as a way of alleviating pain or removing unnecessary suffering.
    • EUTHANASIA
      • Greek translation of "good death"
      • ACTIVE EUTHANASIA
        • Where a person deliberately causes the patient's death they don't take patient's life per say, the allow them to die.
      • PASSIVE EUTHANASIA
        • Killed by an omission - withdrawing or withholding treatment.
      • VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA
        • Occurs at the request of the person who dies.
      • INVOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA
        • Occurs when a person dies but chooses life - the same as murder.
      • NON-VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA
        • Occurs when someone is unconscious or otherwise unable to make a meaningful choice.
      • LIVING WILL
        • A document that specifies an individual's wishes regarding care and treatment if he or she becomes incapacitated.

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