Euthanasia Summary

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Encyclopedia Articles (9)

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Euthanasia Euthanasia is the act of either painlessly causing the death or failing to prevent death from occurring from natural causes in an individual with a terminal illness or in an irreversible co... Read more
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Euthanasia Strictly speaking, euthanasia is Greek for "good death," but it has come to be applied to cases of an ill or disabled person being helped to die or deliberately killed by anot... Read more
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Euthanasia in the Netherlands In the Netherlands, euthanasia is understood to mean termination of life by a physician at the request of a patient. It is to be clearly distinguished from withdrawing fr... Read more
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Euthanasia Euthanasia used to refer to an easy and gentle death, but it has come to refer to methods of inducing that kind of death, or more precisely, methods of bringing about death sooner and usual... Read more
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EUTHANASIA COMES FROM two Greek words meaning "good death." When English scholar and statesman Sir Francis Bacon coined the term in the early seventeenth century, he used it to mean the sort of "fair ... Read more
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He may be its most recognized practitioner, but Jack Kevorkian did not invent assisted suicide. The practice of assisted suicide is not a modern phenomenon. In ancient Greece, the government gave heml... Read more
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“Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot.” Sophocles (496–406 B.C.) “Euthanasia” is a broad term for mercy killing—taking the lif... Read more
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Andrea, an attractive thirty-nine-year-old woman, has been dealing with cancer for five years. She has gone through chemotherapy and radiation, procedures with severe side effects that debilitated her... Read more
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On June 26, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individuals do not have a fundamental, constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide. This ruling reversed two previous decisions by U.S. court... Read more