RS: Year 9 Term 2: Euthanasia

Euthanasia is also known as what? (2)
Mercy killing, Assisted suicide
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What is voluntary euthanasia/assisted suicide? (2)
When someone asks for help to die, usually in the case of terminal/limiting illness
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Give an example of this (case study). (3)
Daniel James was paralysed at 22; his parents took him to Dignitas in Switzerland
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What is active euthanasia? (2)
When someone takes action to end their life because of an illness/disability
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Give an example of this. (2)
If someone has an illness and deliberately overdoses on medication.
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What is passive euthanasia? (2)
When life-sustaining treatment is removed/turned off due to low hope of recovery or if it is thought that the the patient would've wanted it.
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Give an example of this (case study). (3)
Charlie Gard was born with muscle weakness and brain damage caused by MDDS. After. court case, his life support was turned off.
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What is a living will? (2)
A legal document outlining what someone wants to happen if they become critically/terminally ill.
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What is a DNR (do not resuscitate) order? (3)
A type of living will where someone asks not to be revived e.g. if they are in a coma.
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For what 2 reasons is it unlikely that someone who assists someone with euthanasia will be prosecuted? (2)
If the victim had voluntarily and clearly decided they wanted to die; The suspect was wholly motivated by compassion.
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What is voluntary euthanasia/assisted suicide? (2)

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When someone asks for help to die, usually in the case of terminal/limiting illness

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Give an example of this (case study). (3)

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What is active euthanasia? (2)

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Give an example of this. (2)

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