active euthanasia

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  • active euthanasia — active euthanasia, the killing of a person who is incurably ill or injured, especially by the administration of a drug or other treatment that causes or hastens death …   Useful english dictionary

  • Active euthanasia — The active acceleration of a good death by use of drugs etc, whether by oneself or with the aid of a doctor. The word euthanasia comes from the Greek eu meaning goodly or well + thanatos meaning death. So, euthanasia is literally the good death.… …   Medical dictionary

  • active euthanasia — /æktɪv juθəˈneɪʒə/ (say aktiv yoohthuh nayzhuh) noun → euthanasia …   Australian English dictionary

  • Voluntary Active Euthanasia — this page is on a specific paper, for the category of Euthanasia, see Euthanasia Voluntary Active Euthanasia is the name of a paper by Dan W. Brock in which it the morality and legality of Euthanasia is studied. Brock comes to the conclusion that …   Wikipedia

  • voluntary active euthanasia — euthanasia in which one willingly participates …   English contemporary dictionary

  • euthanasia — eu·tha·na·sia /ˌyü thə nā zhə/ n: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured persons in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy – called also mercy killing; eu·tha·na·sic / nā zik, sik/ adj Merriam …   Law dictionary

  • euthanasia, active/passive — Euthanasia is the action of directly causing the quick and painless death of a person, or omitting to prevent it when intervention was within the agent s powers. It is usually understood that euthanasia is performed only with the intention of… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Euthanasia — For mercy killings performed on animals, see Animal euthanasia. Part of a series on …   Wikipedia

  • Euthanasia and the law — Efforts to change government policies on euthanasia in the 20th century have met limited success in Western countries. Country policies are described below in alphabetical order, followed by the exceptional case of the Netherlands. Euthanasia… …   Wikipedia

  • Euthanasia in the Netherlands — In 2002, the Netherlands legalized euthanasia. Euthanasia is still a criminal offence but the law codified a twenty year old convention of not prosecuting doctors who have committed euthanasia in very specific cases, under very specific… …   Wikipedia

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