Types of Euthanasia

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  • Created on: 13-05-15 19:04

Types of Euthanasia

Active Euthanasia - one person actions another's death for the other's benefit.

Passive Euthanasia - by withholding treatment or taking away vital life-prolonging support, one person allows another to die.

Voluntary Euthanasia - the request to die by the person who competently wishes it so.

Non-Voluntary Euthanasia - a decision to die by a second party on behalf of one who is unable to make that decision.

Involuntary Euthanasia - one decides to impose or permit death of another even though death is against the other's wishes.

Suicide - one person intentionally killing him or herself.

Assisted suicide - one person helps another to commit suicide.

Physician-assisted suicide - a qualified physician helps another to commit suicide.

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