Quick Euthanasia Key terms

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  • Created on: 23-05-17 14:46
Non-Treatment Decision
Decision made by medical professionals to withold treatment or life support to let them die naturally
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Active Euthanasia
Deliberate action performed by a third party to end a life
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Sanctity of Life
Idea that life is allways Sacred and can never be taken
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Quality of Life
Method of weighin the experience of life, justifying whether it is right or not to die
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Personhood
Quality of Human life that makes it worthy, linked to higher mental abilities
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Autonomy and the right to die
Idea that human freedom should extend to decide the time of death
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Voluntary euthanasia
When a person's life is ended painlessly at their request
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Non-Voluntary Euthanasia
When someone is unable to express a wish to die but there is reasonable grounds for ending their life
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Dignity
Worth of life, linked to freedom or sanctity
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Palliative care
End of life care that allows someone to live their last days in comfort and dignity
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Involuntary euthanasia
Where a person is killed against their wish, for example during the Nazi Regime
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Deliberate action performed by a third party to end a life

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Active Euthanasia

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Idea that life is allways Sacred and can never be taken

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Method of weighin the experience of life, justifying whether it is right or not to die

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Quality of Human life that makes it worthy, linked to higher mental abilities

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