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  • Created on: 07-05-13 18:12

Euthanasia is the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease. This is a controversial issue because some view it as murder whereas others see it as helping someone to carry out their wishes

Types of euthanasia

  • Voluntary euthanasia= a person's life is ended deliberately and painlessly at their request
  • Assisted suicide= providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
  • Non-voluntary euthanasia= ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would want you to do so.

Euthanasia in the UK

  • All forms of euthanasia are against the law
  • Switching off a life support machine for a patient who is…


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