Euthanasia

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Euthanasia
is the act of deliberately ending a person's live to relieve suffering.
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Assisted suicide
is the act of deliberately assisting or encouraging another person to kill themselves.
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Active euthanasia
this means positive steps are taken to end your life. For example a deadly dose of poison into your bloodstream.
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Passive euthanasia
something is not done which will ultimately lead to your death. For example, medicines may be withheld which you need for your survival.
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PVS
Persistent Vegetative State
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BMA
British Medical Association
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QoL
Quality of Life
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SoL
Sanctity of Life
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Palliative Care
the range of specialist support given to a person with a life-threatening illness or condition and to his or her family.
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Hospice
is a specialised place which provides palliative care.
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Exodus 20.13
Do not commit murder
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EXIT
The Voluntary Euthanasia Society within the UK which believes that everyone has the right to die when and how they want.
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Assisted suicide

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is the act of deliberately assisting or encouraging another person to kill themselves.

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Active euthanasia

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Passive euthanasia

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PVS

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