Medical Ethics: Right to Life ~ Ethics ~ AS/A2

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Active euthanasia: the intentional termination of another person’s life.

Passive euthanasia: treatment is either withdrawn or not given to the patient in order to hasten death. This could include turning off a life support machine.

Voluntary euthanasia: the intentional premature termination of another person’s life at their request.

Involuntary euthanasia: this term is used when someone’s life is ended to prevent their suffering, without their consent, even though


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