Euthanasia

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GCSE Religion Mind Map on Euthanasia, created by Orieades on 11/17/2013.

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Euthanasia
1 The Basics
1.1 It is the termination of a person's life to relieve them of their suffering. Usually people who under go it, have incurable diseases.
1.2 It is derived from the Greek word 'euthanatos' , which means 'easy death'.
1.3 It is against the law in the UK, and it is illegal to help someone kill themselves. It can lead to imprisonment of up to 14 years.
2 Types of Euthanasia
2.1 Voluntary Euthanasia
2.1.1 A person, usually with a painful, terminal disease who is unable to do anything for themselves, asks someone else to kill them painlessly.
2.2 Non Voluntary Euthanasia
2.2.1 A person is not kept alive because they are regarded as having a life worse than death, but cannot make decisions for themselves - eg; Babies born with abnormalities, people on life support machines and considered clinically brain dead, and those who are in a coma.
2.3 Passive Euthanasia
2.3.1 No action is taken to prolong a life, but no deliberate action is taken to end it. E.g - If a person with terminal cancer has a heart attack, there would be no attempt to resuscitate them.
2.4 Active Euthanasia
2.4.1 Deliberate action is taken to end a life, such as the administration of a lethal injection, overdose of drugs or withdrawing a life supporting drug or machine.
2.5 Involuntary Euthanasia
2.5.1 A person who wants to live, but is killed anyways. Usually murder, but not always.
3 Pallative Care
3.1 Medical, emotional, spiritual care given to a person who is terminally ill, and is aimed at reducing suffering rather than curing (Hospice Movement)
4 Living Will
4.1 A document stating a patients wishes of how they want to be treated if they become seriously ill and unable to communicate.
5 The Hospice Movement
5.1 Terminally ill people who are dying of illnesses like AIDs or Cancer are cared for in Hospices until they die.
5.1.1 People are psychologically and spiritually prepared for death.
5.1.1.1 A hospice is a hospital for the terminally ill, run on a personal basis with experts to care for people.
5.2 Respite care.
5.2.1 Leaving a loved one with special needs in the care of another party.
5.3 Hospices strongly uphold the Christian teaching that life is a value as it is created by God.

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