RE: Matters of Life and Death Vocabulary

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Abortion
The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks.
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Assisted suicide
Assisted suicide is the act of deliberately assisting or encouraging another person to kill themselves.
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Euthanasia
The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma to relieve suffering.
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Voluntary euthanasia
Where a person makes a conscious decision to die and asks for help to do this.
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Non-voluntary euthanasia
Where a person is unable to give their consent (for example, because they are in a coma or are severely brain damaged) and another person takes the decision on their behalf.
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Involuntary euthanasia
Where a person is killed against their expressed wishes.
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Immortality of the soul
The idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body.
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Near-death experience
An ​experience ​described by some ​people who have been ​close to ​death, in which the ​person ​feels as if they have ​left ​their ​body and are ​watching themselves from above.
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Paranormal
The claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation (with are thought to have spiritual causes) such as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception (e.g. telepathy), ghosts, mediums, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.
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Quality of life
The standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group, and the idea that life must have some benefits to be worth living.
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Reincarnation
The rebirth of a soul in another body, after death.
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Resurrection
(In Christian belief) the rising of Christ from the dead, and the rising of the dead at the Last Judgement ('the end of the world' - the final and eternal judgment by God of the people in every nation).
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Sanctity of life
The belief that life is sacred and holy, and belongs solely to God.
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Assisted suicide is the act of deliberately assisting or encouraging another person to kill themselves.

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Assisted suicide

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The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma to relieve suffering.

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Where a person makes a conscious decision to die and asks for help to do this.

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Where a person is unable to give their consent (for example, because they are in a coma or are severely brain damaged) and another person takes the decision on their behalf.

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