Euthanasia

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What are the types of euthanasia?
Active, Passive, voluntary, involuntary
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What are the questions raised with someone who is in a PVS?
Are they really still a person?- could then encompass disabled and paralysed people etc.
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What is a christian approach to suffering?
Beneficial- closer to God
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How does the doctrine of double effects apply to euthanasia?
pain killers have a secondary effect of shortening life but they're needed to dull pain.
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What is Grisez's and Boyle's opinion of euthanasia?
Importance of personhood- you can't cease being a person and still be bodily alive (opinion on PVS patients)- reject euthanasia= conflicting ideas, freedom and life etc.
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What is Daniel Maguire's opinion of euthanasia?
not obliged to prolong life in all situations- rejects idea only God has this power
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Once the process of dying has begun why do some people then accept euthanasia?
still maintains sanctity of life, respects life but life has reached it's limit.
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Why is it easier to justify voluntary euthanasia?
they chose death.
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Why are people appalled by suicide?
demeans life, denies life value, inferes with God's plan, family and career, act isn't natural, breaks cycle of life and death. Sidgwick, Aquinas.
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What is the double standard with suicide?
Martyrs are admired= leads to God.
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Why does personal autonomy affect euthanasia?
Mill- individuals should have the right to choose time and manner of their death. Can conflict with other values- which is more important.
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What are the arguments for and against letting die?
Rachels- no distinction between active and passive euthanasia- passive is crueller. Lead to a slippery slope
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What are the ethical theories opinions on euthanasia?
Utilitarianism- for- what is a good consequence? could lead to no safe guard of peoples individual rights. Natural law- against- primary precepts. Kant- against- universalisability,
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