Flashcards in Euthanasia Deck (16):
What is active euthanasia?
Directly & deliberately kill someone - lethal dose painkillers
What is passive euthanasia?
Indirectly killing someone - withholding food and treatment
What is voluntary euthanasia?
Carried out at request of dead person.
What is non-voluntary euthanasia?
Dead person unconscious, other person decides - baby
What is palliative care?
Medical, emotional & spiritual care given to terminally ill person.
What is a living will?
Says how patient wants to be treatment if become ill.
E.g. DNR - DO NOT RESUSCITATE!
2 pro life arguments
If palliative care good enough, no need.
Human life is sacred
Against Hippocratic oath
2 pro choice arguments
Loss of quality of life
Psychological problems - depression
What do Christians say?
Christ suffered, we do too.
Human life is sacred.
'Do not kill'
2 bible verses
Exodus 20:13 - You shall not murder
Leviticus 24:17 - Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death
Law on euthanasia?
14 years in prison
What is a hospice?
Gives palliative care for patient & family.
Who and when was the hospice movement set up?
What is Euthanasia?
Act of killing someone painlessly to relieve suffering from incurable illness.
What is the law like in different countries?
In Switzerland it is legal, so people can go there to have it done. If someone helps them in Northern Ireland, they will go to jail.