Euthanasia

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  • Jessica The British House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics defines euthanasia as - "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering".In the Netherlands "termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient"
  • HilaryVoluntary euthanasiaEuthanasia conducted with the consent of the patient is termed voluntary euthanasia. Active voluntary euthanasia is legal in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Passive voluntary euthanasia is legal throughout the U.S. per Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health. When the patient brings about his or her own death with the assistance of a physician, the term assisted suicide is often used instead. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland and the U.S. states of Oregon, Washington and Montana. (Patient has requested suicide)Non-voluntary euthanasiaEuthanasia conducted where the consent of the patient is unavailable is termed non-voluntary euthanasia. Examples include child euthanasia, which is illegal worldwide but decriminalised under certain specific circumstances in the Netherlands under the Groningen Protocol. (Patient is in a coma or vegetative state)Involuntary euthanasiaEuthanasia conducted against the will of the patient is termed involuntary euthanasia. (Patient does not want assisted suicide)First used as a medical term in 17th century by Francis Bacon – he used it as a term for a happy death in which it was the PSYSICIANS DUTY to alleviate the patients suffering - not to be confused with spiritual euthanasia in which there is preparation of the soul
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  • Tereca – Explain first three statsJess- last three statsDr.DeathAssisted 130 deaths and was arrested in 1999
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    1. 1. Euthanasia Jessica, Tereca, Hilary, Tyrell
    2. 2. What is Euthanasia? Practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy Certain countries have different definitions First Known Use: 1869 First pro-euthanasia group (Dying With Dignity) is founded in Canada (1987).
    3. 3. Forms of Euthanasia Voluntary Passive Voluntary Euthanasia Non-voluntary Euthanasia Involuntary Euthanasia
    4. 4. Pros of Euthanasia Allows patient the right to decide how they want to die Allows patient to transition into the non-physical on their own terms Would prevent any embarrassment to the patient Right to die with dignity
    5. 5. Pros of Euthanasia Decreases health care costs Provides Patient with sense of knowing the won’t suffer Argument that the distinction between withholding or withdrawing treatment Drugs for assisted suicide cost about $35 to $45, making them far less expensive than providing medical care
    6. 6. Video
    7. 7. Cons of Euthanasia Moral Issues Euthanasia devalues human life Doctors make mistakes If a person is very ill and cannot speak for them selves, what happens when their family members, make the choice to have their life ended
    8. 8. Cons of Euthanasia Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God It’s a homicide and murdering another human cannot be rationalized under any circumstances. It can be considered suicide It is argued that doctors are constantly coming up with new technology that could potentially save someone’s life who had previously taken it using Euthanasia.
    9. 9. Video
    10. 10. Statistics
    11. 11. In Canada Today A) (Q & Will Euthanasia be a positive or negative in Canadian Health Care? Is Euthanasia going to effect the Canadian legal system? Will it provide more government funding for the economy?
    12. 12. Thank you Questions?

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