Euthanasia - Euthanasiaand AssistedSuicide Odyssey:UNIV300I

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Euthanasia and  Assisted Suicide Odyssey: UNIV 300I Fall 2006 California State University, Long Beach
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Defining “euthanasia”  (merciful death) o Taking a human life o Person must be suffering disease or injury  from which recovery is hopeless o Action must be deliberate and intentional
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Euthanasia vs. Assisted Suicide o Who is the ‘ agent ’? Who does the killing? Who  terminates the life? o Euthanasia : A second person is the agent o 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 o “Personhood” o Definition of “death” o Ordinary vs. extraordinary treatment o Active killing vs. passively allowing to die o Voluntary vs. nonvoluntary euthanasia o Assisted suicide v. euthanasia o Right to refuse treatment
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Types of reasoning o Kantian : respect for the dignity of persons o Utilitarian : consideration of results or  consequences of actions
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2011 for the course EG 1413 taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '11 term at National University of Singapore.

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Euthanasia - Euthanasiaand AssistedSuicide Odyssey:UNIV300I

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