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Euthanasia

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Euthanasia Inducing a painless death, with compassion, to ease suffering- From the Greek meaning 'Good Death'
Active Euthanasia The ending of a life by a deliberate action, such as by giving a patient a fatal injection.
Passive Euthanasia Allowing a terminally ill or incurably ill person to die by withdrawing or withholding medical treatment that would only prolong the suffering and have no real benefit OR Giving drugs to relieve pain (intention) but this
Voluntary Euthanasia When a terminally ill person asks a doctor or friend to help them die peacefully and with dignity.
Non voluntary Euthanasia When a patient's life is ended because it is felt that to keep them alive is to make them suffer, but the patient is incapable of giving consent to the decision (eg. he/she is in a coma).
Compassion A feeling of pity that makes someone want to help.
Hospices Special places to which people go to die with dignity.
Quality of life A measure of fulfilment.
Created by: All Saints
 

 



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