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Whole-Brain Death

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Cessation of activity of the cerebral cortex and brain stems

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Hospice

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An organization that treats dying patients by focusing on palliative care rather than curative treatment

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Palliative Care

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Treatment Focused on the relief of pain and suffering, not on a cure

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Euthanasia

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The purposeful taking of life to relieve suffering

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Voluntary Euthanasia

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The intentional ending of life as a result of a competent, informed person having made a personal decision to have assisted death

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Non-voluntary Euthanasia

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The intentional ending of the life of a person who has not expressed their preference in terms of an assisted death

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Assisted dying

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A self-inflicted death as a result of someone intentionally pricing the knowledge or means to die by suicide

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Terminal Sedation

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The practice of relieving distress in the last hours or days of life with the use of sedatives

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Living Will

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A document, prepared when a person is well, outlines the person’s desires concerning medical care should they become incapacitated or unable to speak for themself. It can provide directives for healthcare providers to terminate life-sustain treatment.

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Bereavement

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The state of deprivation brought about by the death of a family member or close friend

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Grief

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Emotional suffering resulting from a death

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Mourning

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Customary methods of expressing grief

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Disenfranchised Grief

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Grief that is not acknowledged by society