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Euthanasia means

Good death

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Active euthanasia

A direct way of killing the patient has occurred to the patient to ensure the death.

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Passive

A person is allowed to die and therefore not directly killed. An example of this would be by withholding their medication.

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Voluntary

Euthanasia has been requested by the person who wants to die.

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Non voluntary

The person who receives a mercy killing has been unable to make the decision for themselves. For example a young baby or someone of low intelligence and someone makes the decision on their behalf.

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Involuntary

To ease inevitable suffering a person that would want to live is killed by another person. For example if they will definitely suffer a painful death they could be killed in advance. For example a soldier kidnapped by the enemy.

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Palliative care

is the medical, emotional and spiritual care aimed at reducing suffering rather than curing the person who is suffering.

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Living will

refers to a document from someone who has a diagnoses that if they become so ill and cannot communicate their wishes that they can rely on this document as to how they should be treated.

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One example of a pro choice group

Dignity in Dying

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Pro choice groups believe

that if people who are suffering with illnesses that cannot be cured that they should have help in dying

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An example of a pro life group

Life

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Pro life groups believe

that if euthanasia were to be accepted that it would devalue the lives of the disabled or sick

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Euthanasia is

Illegal in Britain

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Maximum penalty for euthanasia

14 years

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Hospice in the U.K. Helps over

180000 people