Euthanasia

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EUTHANASIA DEFINITION The Greek word euthanasia means to help somebody to a good death (thanatos death and prefix eu good) In antiquity it wasn t understood in the sense of simply helping somebody to die , but in the sense of dying fast with dignity. Today euthanasia is to be seen as the intentional killing of agonised terminal ill people. There are different types of euthanasia: Direct euthanasiaIn order to shorten somebody s suffering, death is caused intentionally. Active euthanasia: to take direct measures, e.g. a lethal injection to help somebody die. Passive euthanasia: occurs when doctors decide that it is time to remove life support, e.g. to turn of the heart-lung machine.(Nothing is done in order to prevent death) Indirect euthanasiaMeasures are taken to quicken the process of ...

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