Euthanasia key terms.

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Euthanasia.
Inducing a painless death, by agreement and with compassion, to ease suffering.
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ACTIVE euthanasia.
Carrying out some action to help someone die. E.g. administering a lethal injection.
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PASSIVE euthanasia.
Not carrying out actions which prolong life. E.g. nutrition.
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VOLUNTARY euthanasia.
Helping a person who wishes to die to do so.
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INVOLUNTARY euthanasia.
Helping a person to die when they are unable to request this for themselves.
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Living will.
A document that specifies an individual's wishes regarding care and treatment if they become incapcitated, for example limiting life support that would only prolong death.
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Palliative care.
The care of patients with a terminal illness, not with the intent of trying to cure them, but to relieve their symptoms.
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Carrying out some action to help someone die. E.g. administering a lethal injection.

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ACTIVE euthanasia.

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Not carrying out actions which prolong life. E.g. nutrition.

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Helping a person who wishes to die to do so.

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Helping a person to die when they are unable to request this for themselves.

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