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"Inducing a painless death by agreement and with compassion to ease/end suffering"
Greek word ­ "good death"

Different types of euthanasia

Involves an actual act of mercy killing
For example ­if a doctor believes it is in the best interests that the patient dies
therefore the kill them for…

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Law in Britain

Active euthanasia is illegal even with consent
If carried out, changes may include murder and manslaughter0
In the 1993 Bland case ­ passive euthanasia became legal in Britain (see case

Ethical issues involved in legalisation of euthanasia

In general ­ look at issues involved when creating…

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To help the patients and relatives face up to death ­ whilst many hospices
are Christian in origin they do not try and covert patients ­ rather they aim to
allow people to discuss death
To care for the emotional needs of all concerned and give help with

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Life is sacred and a gift from God that "we are called upon to preserve and make
fruitful" Declaration on Euthanasia, 1980
To take life opposes God's love for that person and rejects the duty of that
person to live life according to God's plan.
We simply don't have that…

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David Keown ­ writes that one who follows the first precept (don't kill) means
that one "does not kill a living being, does not cause a living being to be killed
and does not approve of a killing of a living being."
Buddhists regard death as a transition. The deceased…

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alone has the power of life and death. means to an end but an end
Maguire uses the idea of weighing up in themselves
proportional values of living in any · Natural moral law ­ basis to
condition and choosing a good death in the catholic church teachings
certain circumstances.…

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Can Euthanasia ever be good?
Define good ­ never good but can be lesser of two evils

· Allows control over decisions ­ only · Death is always a sad thing and
you can know how much pain you're can never be seen as goof
in. · Law…


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