Ethics revision cards on euthanasia and abortion.

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Euthanasia Key Terms

Key Terms

Euthanasia = indcuing a painless death, by agreement and with compassion to ease suffering. From the Greek meaning 'God Death'  

Active (direct) Euthanasia = carrying out some action to help someone to die.


Voluntary Euthanasia = helping a person who wishes to die, to do so.

Passive Euthanasia Euthanasia = not carrying pout the actions which would prolong life.

Involuntary Euthansia = helping a person to die when they are unable to request this for themselves.














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