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Euthanasia

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  • 1. Euthanasia Definitions The intentional killing by act or omission of a de- pendent human being for his or her alleged benefit.
  • 2. Types of Euthanasia Voluntary euthanasia Non- voluntary euthanasia In- voluntary euthanasia
  • 3. Voluntary euthanasia The person killed has requested to be killed.
  • 4. Non-voluntary euthanasia When the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent.
  • 5. In -voluntary euthanasia When the person who is killed without his will.
  • 6. Pros and Cons PROS • It provides a way to relieve extreme pain • It provides a way of relief when a persons quality of life is low
  • 7. Pros and Cons PROS Frees up medical funds to help other people. It is another case of freedom of choice.
  • 8. Pros and Cons CONS • Mercy killing is morally incorrect • and should be forbidden by law. Is a homicide Murdering another human cannot be rationalized under any circumstances
  • 9. Pros and Cons CONS • Euthanasia devalues human life • Euthanasia can become a means of health care cost containment • Doctors should not be involved in directly causing death
  • 10. The Book Permitting the Destruction of Life not Worthy of Life Published (1920) AUTHORS :- Alfred Hoche, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Freiburg Karl Binding,a professor of law from the University of Leipzig
  • 11. Netherlands Legalizes Euthanasia(2000) In 2000, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia.
  • 12. Belgium Legalizes Euthanasia (2002) In 2002, Belgium became the second country in the world to legalize euthanasia.
  • 13. Ethunasia Case in India Aruna Shanbaug case: Supreme Court rejects euthanasia plea