Euthanasia - Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Odyssey UNIV...

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    Euthanasia and  Assisted Suicide Odyssey: UNIV 300I Fall 2006 California State University, Long Beach
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    Defining “euthanasia”  (merciful death) Taking a human life Person must be suffering disease or injury  from which recovery is hopeless Action must be deliberate and intentional
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    Euthanasia vs. Assisted Suicide Who is the ‘ agent ’? Who does the killing? Who  terminates the life? Euthanasia : A second person is the agent Assisted suicide : The person whose life is ending  is the agent (with some help from another who  provides the means)
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    Central issues re: euthanasia “Personhood” Definition of “death” Ordinary vs. extraordinary treatment Active killing vs. passively allowing to die Voluntary vs. nonvoluntary euthanasia Assisted suicide v. euthanasia Right to refuse treatment Defective  newborns
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