Religious Studies: The elderly and deatjh

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What is death?

The end of life which can be determined in several ways but normally when the brain stops functioning.

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What is euthanasia?

Easy death.

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What is passive euthanasia?

Where the medication they are on is withdrawn, and die naturally, but sooner.

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What is active euthanasia?

With holding medication with the deliberate intension of ending life or giving out medication that will end life.

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What is voluntary euthanasia?

Method: Active

Description: Where an individual chooses to be helped to die.

Law: illegal.

Pros: Die with dignity.

         Pain free.

         Your body your choice.

Cons: Family suffers.

         Cures can be found.

         Doctors can be compromised.

         Could be forced into it.

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What is non-voluntary euthanasia?

Method: Passive.

Description: Where a patient is helped to die but unable to give consent (Family will give consent)

Law: legal in the UK.

Pros: In best interest.

        Stops suffering.

        Helps if patient has poor quality of life.

Cons: Could get better.

         Hard choice to make.

         Playing God.


         Might change mind.

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what is in-voluntary euthanasia?

Method: Passive.

Description: Individual has no choice/no say in their death. (just like in nazi Germany)

Law: Illegal everywhere.

Cons: No say.


         No dignity.

         Everyone suffers.

         Only God has the right to end life.

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Chloe Murphy


i know i spelt death wrong in the title it won't let me change it sorry and i havn't finished it yet need to add some more.

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