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Active and Passive Euthanasia.pptx

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Active and Passive Euthanasia The Biomedical Ethics of Physician-Assisted Suicide
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Forms of Euthanasia Euthanasia – intentionally bringing about a death of another person, directly or indirectly, for that person’s sake Passive Euthanasia – allowing someone to die by not doing something that would prolong life (“letting die”) Active Euthanasia – the administering of a lethal substance, force, or some direct action that will result result in death (“mercy killing”) Passive euthanasia is legal in the United States, while active euthanasia is the more controversial
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Legality of Physician- Assisted Suicide Voluntary Euthanasia – situations in which competent patients voluntarily request or agree to euthanasia Nonvoluntary euthanasia – when patients are not competent to choose death for themselves and have not previously disclosed their preferences Voluntary Active Euthanasia is legal is some parts of the world such as Belgium and the Netherlands Terminally ill patients can legally have a doctor directly administer a
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