Euthanasia

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  • Created on: 03-04-13 16:40

Euthanasia- a gentle and easy death to end someone suffering from a painful, terminal disease who has little quality of life

The Law- in Britain it is illegal, in the Netherlands it is legal if a patient is in a great amount of suffering, doctor's agreement, other alternatives

  • Voluntary Euthanasia- ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
  • Non-Voluntary Euthanasia- ending someone's life when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would want you to do so

Diane Pretty- terminally ill, went to the courts of Human Rights to allow assissted suicide- wish denied

Antony Bland- permanent vegetative state…

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