Euthanasia 2



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  • Created by: dimondz
  • Created on: 01-06-14 17:47


Euthanasia means killing someone painlessly to relieve suffering , especially from an incurable illness- often called mercy killing.

Types of euthanasia

  • Voluntary euthansia is when an ill person actvily requests help to die, or refuses to take treatment that could help them.

  • Non-voluntary euthanasia is when the person is unable to make such a request so the decision is made by someone else e.g doctor or family members.

  • Passive euthanasia is allowing a terminally ill person to die by withdrawing medical treatment.

  • Active euthanasia is the ending of life by deliberate action such as fatal injection.

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