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1

Define voluntary euthanasia

When the patient has requested a peaceful end to their life

2

Define involuntary euthanasia

Where the patient can't physically consent to it but it is performed (eg, if there was lots of brain damage after a car crash)

3

What types of euthanasia are there?

Voluntary
Involuntary
Passive
Active
Compulsory

4

Define passive euthanasia

Doctors giving a patient relief from symptoms and/or pain, but not attempting to save their life

5

Define active euthanasia

Doctors giving the patient something that will give them relief and end their life

6

Define compulsory euthanasia

Where the patient is forced to be euthanised eg, if they've reached an age
NOT LEGAL ANYWHERE

7

What is The Hypocratic Oath?

An oath that all Doctors have to take at the beginning of their career, that makes them swear to always preserve life and not take it

8

Which Christian church has absolutist views on euthanasia?

Roman Catholic, Anglican

9

Which Christian church has relativist views on euthanasia?

Quaker

10

What are 3 arguments of absolutist Christians?

That euthanasia goes against the sanctity of life
That is is legalised murder
That it goes against God's plan

11

What are 3 arguments of relativist Christians regarding euthanasia?

That it can be an act of love
Lesser of 2 evils
That the quality of life could be too poor

12

Define sanctity of life

The idea that human life is sacred and a gift from God

13

Why is euthanasia significant issue?

some argue that it is legalised murder, whilst others argue that we don't let animals live in tremendous pain, so why humans