Euthanasia and life after death

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  • Euthanasia + Life after death
    • The belief in life after death offers comfort
    • Life after death offers a reward for living a faithful life
    • Heaven takes away the fear of death
  • Life after death offers the opportunity of eternal life to ill people
    • Euthanasia + Life after death
      • The belief in life after death offers comfort
      • Life after death offers a reward for living a faithful life
      • Heaven takes away the fear of death
  • 'Whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life'
    • Types of euthanasia
      • Voluntary: Carried out at the request of the person
      • Involuntary: Performed without the persons permission e.g Nazi Germany
      • Non -voluntary: The person does not request it but it is deemed to be in their best interest e.g turning off a life support machine
      • Active: Giving the person something that will end their life e.g giving them a drug
      • Passive : This is either where the dose of a painkiller such as morphine is increased in the belief that it will control pain and also shorten life, or where treatment is withheld or withdrawn because all it is doing is delaying the dying process.
    • Reasons for euthanasia
      • suffering from disability
      • to die with dignity
      • bad quality of life
      • burden on family
      • physical illness stopping them from suicide
      • terminal illness
      • watching yourself deteriorate

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