RE: Euthanasia

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GCSE RE Flashcards on RE: Euthanasia, created by Blgr64 on 03/14/2015.

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What is Euthanasia? The Painless Killing of Someone dying from a Painful Disease.
What is Voluntary Euthanasia? A Person's life is ended deliberately and painlessly at their request.
What is Assisted Suicide? Providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit Suicide.
What is Non-voluntary Euthanasia? Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thikning they would want you to do so.
What does UK law say about Euthanasia? All forms of it are against the law However, swithicng off life support for somoone who is 'brain dead' is NOT Considered Euthansia and is allowed.
What is Active Euthanasia? When it is carried out by a doctor performing a deliberate action like an injection.
What is Passive Euthanasia? When Medical treatment or life support is withdrawn or when a severl ill person is not given treatment to help them surviva.
Arguments FOR Euthanasia? Allow the patient to die a gentle, pain-free death. The patient dies with Dignity It saves medical costs Staff can aid someone with more chance of recovery Relieves the family burden
Arguments AGAINST Euthanasia? Sanctity of Life Slippery Slope - if its legalised, many other would legalise,lessening the value of life. Some people may be pressurised into choosing euthanasia Hospices provide alternative care, so euthanasia isn't needed Doctors could be wrong about diagnosis Helping someone suicide means to live with that guilt for the rest of their life.
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