Flashcards in Euthanasia Deck (15):
A direct way of killing the patient has occurred to the patient to ensure the death.
A person is allowed to die and therefore not directly killed. An example of this would be by withholding their medication.
Euthanasia has been requested by the person who wants to die.
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.
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.
is the medical, emotional and spiritual care aimed at reducing suffering rather than curing the person who is suffering.
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.
One example of a pro choice group
Dignity in Dying
Pro choice groups believe
that if people who are suffering with illnesses that cannot be cured that they should have help in dying
An example of a pro life group
Pro life groups believe
that if euthanasia were to be accepted that it would devalue the lives of the disabled or sick
Illegal in Britain
Maximum penalty for euthanasia