passive euthanasia


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passive euthanasia

n
(Medicine) a form of euthanasia in which medical treatment that will keep a dying patient alive for a time is withdrawn
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The Minister heading the Prime Ministers Office stressed in the Upper House Hall of the Parliament Building that tolerance without boundaries and limits is in actual fact not tolerance at all, but submission, collective and passive euthanasia, pan-national suicide.
10 (ANI): Jain Muni (monk) Tarun Sagar on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's landmark decision to allow passive euthanasia, saying it coincided with the tenets of Jainism.
Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, laid down guidelines on who would execute the will and how the nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board.
Passive euthanasia, as it is called, will apply only to a terminally ill person with no hope of recovery, a panel of five judges said.
In Canada prior to 2015, active euthanasia (intentionally killing a person to ease pain and suffering) was illegal, while passive euthanasia (removing or withholding life-sustaining support or nourishment) was both legal and common.
Health Ministry will soon come up with the Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill patients ( protection of patients and medical practitioners) Bill The draft Bill, proposed in 241st report of Law Commission deals with passive euthanasia and living will Passive euthanasia entails the withholding of common treatments, such as antibiotics, necessary for the continuance of life Health Ministry is not considering active euthanasia, which involved lethal substances or force, as it could be misused by certain individuals THE DEBATE over mercy killing may soon end as the Union Health Ministry has prepared a legislation on the contentious issue of euthanasia.
Passive euthanasia is equated to withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments and it is claimed that doctors are involved in acts of passive euthanasia on a regular basis with the end result being the same as active euthanasia - the death of the patient.
Passive euthanasia is when death is brought about by an omission.
Our Aruna has given our country a big thing in the form of a law on passive euthanasia," Virani said.
I respect the friends and the hospital that still takes care of her, not allowing a passive euthanasia.
Like Rachels and Swann, Gross believes there is not always a clear moral difference between passive and active euthanasia, since even passive euthanasia can be immoral if done with evil intent, e.
Withholding these is considered passive euthanasia and constitutes a grave moral error.
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