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Examination of Active and Passive Euthanasia
An examination of the ethical, medical, social, economic and legal issues of active and passive euthanasia as well as the roles of family and patient and physicians.
# 15084 | 2,700 words | 18 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in Hot Topics (Euthanasia) , Sociology (General) , Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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"Euthanasia has become an important issue in the protection of human dignity. It has been in the news a great deal lately because of the crusade of the so-called "suicide doctor," Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who has "assisted" in some 17 or 18 suicides over the past few years, all of people who were facing some debilitating and painful degenerative disease. As medical science becomes more adept at prolonging life, but not necessarily at making that life valuable, euthanasia becomes an option to be considered by those who suffer, those who love them, and those who are charged with their care. Euthanasia comes from two Greek words meaning "good death" or "happy death," and the term refers to any action that brings a painless death to a person suffering from an injury, disease, or the ravages of age."

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