active euthanasia

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Euthanasia, active — 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 , goodly or well + thanatos , death = the good death and for 18th century writers in England… …   Medical dictionary

  • Euthanasia — The word euthanasia comes straight out of the Greek eu , goodly or well + thanatos , death = the good death and for 18th century writers in England that was what euthanasia meant, a good death, a welcome way to depart quietly and well from life.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Non-voluntary euthanasia — Severe hydrocephalus. Infants like this can be subject to non voluntary euthanasia in the Netherlands if the parents and doctors decide it is the best choice for their child. In other jurisdictions, the doctors involved may be prosecuted …   Wikipedia

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