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  • Euthanasia - 1,496 words
    Euthanasia Euthanasia, specifically voluntary euthanasia has been a taboo subject for many decades in this, and other countries. Euthanasia, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary - bringing about of this, especially in the case of incurable and painful disease- comes from the Greek word euthanatos, meaning - a gentle and easy death. It is commonly known as death with dignity given to those who want the choice to die. No one can prevent death. The can only prolong it. Many people solicit their physicians to aid in the quick and easy death. Doctors, aware of ethics of their chosen profession, and consequences of their actions, especially malpractice suits, often refuse the request (www.e ...
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  • Euthanasia In Australia - 1,271 words
    Euthanasia In Australia When we hear the phrase voluntary euthanasia people generally think of one of two things: the active termination of life at the patient's or the Nazi extermination program of murder. Many people have beliefs about whether euthanasia is right or wrong, often without being able to define it clearly. Some people take an extreme view, while many fall somewhere between the two camps. The derivation means gentle and easy death coming from the Greek words, eu - thanatos. Euthanasia was formerly called mercy killing, euthanasia means intentionally making someone die, rather than allowing that person to die naturally. Put bluntly, euthanasia means killing in the name of compas ...
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  • Physicianassisted Suicide Is Defined As Suicide In Which A Physician Supplies Information Andor The Means Of Committing Suici - 1,415 words
    Physician-Assisted Suicide is defined as suicide in which a physician supplies information and/or the means of committing suicide (e.g. a lethal dose of sleeping pills, or carbon monoxide gas) to a person, so that individual can easily terminate their own life ("Passive Euthanasia"). Some terminally ill patients are in unbearable pain and/or experiencing an unbearably poor quality of life ("Passive Euthanasia"). They would rather end their lives than continue until their body finally gives up. Does the state have the right to deny them their wish ("Passive Euthanasia")? During the first year of legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon, the decision to request and use a prescription for ...
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  • When A Person Commits An Act Of Euthanasia, Heshe Brings About The Death - 1,419 words
    When a person commits an act of euthanasia, he/she brings about the death of another person because he/she believes that the latters present existence is so bad that he/she would be better off dead. The word euthanasia originated from the Greek language: eu means"good" and thanatos means "death". The meaning of euthanasia is "the intentional termination of life by another at the explicit request of the person who dies" (Religious Tolerance). However, euthanasia has many different meanings, which tends to create confusion. It is important to differentiate between the various terms used in discussing euthanasia. Passive Euthanasia refers to removing some form of life support which allows natur ...
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