Stadium fed by a tube totally unaware of the situation

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Unformatted text preview: acts of deliberate killing by omission • Removing a feeding tube or switching off a ventilator • Aka Passive Euthanasia • Ex: tony bland, Law lord ruled though that it is not euthanasia because it is not active When a doctor tries to kill you by omission and there is no good reason, Active intentional killing Tony Bland Case • Crushed in a football stadium • Fed by a tube • Totally unaware of the situation • Wanted to remove the feeding tube • Three of the Supreme Court Justices wanted to take the feeding tube out to kill him o Tried to kill him by starvation • Why shouldn’t the definition of euthanasia be expanded What is the different between giving them an injection of potassium chloride and just giving them morph...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course PHIL 010 taught by Professor Carse during the Fall '08 term at Georgetown.

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