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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Euthanasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Advocates of euthanasia generally insist that euthanasia should be voluntary, requiring informed consent, and that it should only be used in cases of terminal illness that cause unbearable suffering, or an eventual, complete loss of awareness.
Euthanasia remains a criminal offense in cases not meeting the law's specific conditions, with the exception of several situations that are not subject to the restrictions of the law at all, because they are considered normal medical practice:
Euthanasia of children under the age of 12 remains technically illegal, however Dr. Eduard Verhagen has documented several cases and, together with colleagues and prosecutors, has developed a protocol to be followed in those cases.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Euthanasia   (1800 words)

  
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Euthanasia (Greek, "pleasant death") means accelerating a person or animal's death for some idea of goodness, usually to end their suffering.
Advocates of euthanasia generally insist that euthanasia should be voluntary, requiring informed consent, that it should only be used in cases of terminal illness that cause unbearable suffering.
The second type of argument against euthanasia is that it is not prudent to advocate it; that eventually we all may be suffering, and if we think ahead, we may think it better if the doctors on whom we depend are not tempted to perform euthanasia.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/e/eu/euthanasia.html   (1212 words)

  
 Euthanasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Voluntary euthanasia occurs when the individual chooses to die; nonvoluntary euthanasia occurs when the individual’s death is brought about (either actively or passively) without the individual’s choosing to die; involuntary euthanasia occurs when the individual’s death is brought about against the individual’s wishes.
Involuntary euthanasia covers those cases in which an individual does not want to be euthanized; nonvoluntary euthanasia refers to those in which the individual cannot make an expressed choice at all.
There is a sense in which the motivation and justification of compassionate euthanasia may appear to be utilitarian, or at least consequentialist, in character: the concern is with eliminating pointless suffering.
ethics.acusd.edu /eac/Summer2000/Readings/Euthanasia.html   (9977 words)

  
 Euthanasia
Euthanasia, which literally means "good death," may be defined as "a mode or act of inducing or permitting death painlessly as a relief from suffering." It is an effort to make possible a "gentle and easy death" for those afflicted with an incurable disease or injury in its terminal stages.
Euthanasia presents an ethical problem for patients who know that their condition is incurable or irremediable and their suffering unendurable only if their theology or philosophy has persuaded them that no human involvement in the termination of life is morally permissible.
Active euthanasia is the administration of increasing dosages of drugs (such as morphine) to relieve suffering, until the dosage, of necessity, reaches the lethal stage.
www.americanhumanist.org /about/euthanasia.html   (1459 words)

  
 Euthanasia
Euthanasia techniques must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) during review and approval of the Animal Care and Use Review Form.
Euthanasia must be carried out by personnel properly trained in the procedure being used.
Proper euthanasia technique includes a follow-up exam to confirm the absence of a heartbeat, which is a reliable indicator of death.
www.franklin.uga.edu /casar/Training/Primer4PIs/Ch7Euth.htm   (1359 words)

  
 Euthanasia
Euthanasia would completely alter the relationship of the carer and the sufferer, the doctor or nurse and the sufferer, and the community and the sufferer.
Euthanasia proponents will often contrast the veterinary surgeon's ability to put down a dog when it has reached the end of desirable existence, as against the present duty of medical practitioners to preserve life.
Whatever the motives of euthanasia proponents are, they cannot deny, and they don't deny, that the result of a change in the law to allow euthanasia will be a reduction in society's regard for the sanctity of human life.
homepage.mac.com /j.monro/Euthanasia/Euthanasia.html   (7261 words)

  
 International Task Force - FAQs
Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not about giving rights to the person who dies but, instead, they are about changing public policy so that doctors or others can directly and intentionally end or participate in ending another person’s life.
Proponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide often use euphemisms like "deliverance," "death with dignity," "aid-in-dying" and "gentle landing." If a proposed change in public policy has to be promoted with euphemisms, this may be due to the fact that the use of accurate, descriptive language would make its chilling reality too obvious.
With legalized euthanasia or assisted suicide, condemned killers would have more rights to have their lives protected than would vulnerable people who could be pressured and exploited into what amounts to capital punishment for the "crime" of being sick, old, disabled or dependent.
www.internationaltaskforce.org /faq.htm   (6238 words)

  
 Rat & Mouse Gazette: Euthanasia
The normal method used for dogs and cats is by giving an injection of a euthanasia drug directly into a vein, but this cannot be done on a rat or mouse due to its size.
Making euthanasia pain free is as simple as insisting that your pet be anesthetized using an inhalant anesthesia prior to being given any fatal injections.
Home euthanasia allows me to be with my pet during his last moments and ensures that my pet does not have to suffer waiting to get to the vet or waiting for the office to open.
www.rmca.org /Articles/euthanasia.htm   (1772 words)

  
 Euthanasia other than in the Netherlands
The Northern Territory of Australia is the only place in the world where euthanasia (in the senses of active administration of lethal drugs by a doctor) has ever been legal.
The Northern Territory Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 was passed and also affirmed by a Supreme Court of the Northern Territory Ruling; on March 23rd 1997 it was effectively overturned by the Australian Senate.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not, and never have been, legal in the Netherlands.
www.euthanasia.cc /else.html   (805 words)

  
 Euthanasia
Whether euthanasia is murder or not is a simple question for lawyers — "Will you go to jail for doing it or won't you?" Whether euthanasia should be considered murder or not is a matter for legislators.
By requiring a formal procedure to request euthanasia, it would be much harder to slip euthanasia by with a nudge nudge, wink wink the way it happens now.
The "victim" of euthanasia is the only seriously interested party, and he is the only party given no say in the debate.
mindprod.com /humanrights/euthanasia.html   (6002 words)

  
 SEP: Voluntary Euthanasia
The entry sets out five individually necessary conditions for anyone to be a candidate for legalized voluntary euthanasia (or, in some usages, physician-assisted suicide), outlines the moral case advanced by those in favour of legalizing voluntary euthanasia, and discusses five of the more important objections made by those opposed to the legalization of voluntary euthanasia.
There is a widespread belief that passive (voluntary) euthanasia, in which life-sustaining or life-prolonging measures are withdrawn or withheld, is morally acceptable because steps are simply not taken which could preserve or prolong life (and so a patient is allowed to die), whereas active (voluntary) euthanasia is not, because it requires an act of killing.
The fact that assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia have not yet been widely decriminalised is perhaps best explained along the lines that have frequently been offered for excluding consent of the victim as a justification for an act of killing, namely the difficulties thought to exist in establishing the genuineness of the consent.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/euthanasia-voluntary   (5627 words)

  
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In 1935 the Euthanasia Society of England was formed to promote the notion of a painless death for patients with incurable diseases.
Soon this would apply not only to voluntary euthanasia but also to involuntary euthanasia as various court precedents begin to broaden the application of the right to die to other groups in society like the disabled or the clinically depressed.
Foundational to a biblical perspective on euthanasia is a proper understanding of the sanctity of human life.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/euthan.html   (3000 words)

  
 CNN.com - Dutch legalise euthanasia - April 10, 2001
Doctors are not supposed to suggest euthanasia as an option and a patient must be aware of all other medical options and have sought a second professional opinion.
Patients can however leave a written request for euthanasia, giving doctors the right to use their own discretion when patients become too physically or mentally ill to decide for themselves.
Being the first country to legislate euthanasia "is something to be ashamed of.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/04/10/netherlands.euthanasia.03   (573 words)

  
 Euthanasia - Animal Research - The University of Iowa
University of Iowa euthanasia guidelines, summarized in the table of methods follow those established by the American Veterinary Medical Association Panel on Euthanasia.
It is an unacceptable practice to pre-charge the chamber with CO2 prior to placing the animals in the chamber.
This is still an acceptable alternative however it is not required in part because of the human safety risk and is not recommended by the IACUC committee.
research.uiowa.edu /animal/?get=euthanasia   (1363 words)

  
 EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE: ALL SIDES
That is, the term euthanasia normally implies that the act must be initiated by the person who wishes to commit suicide.
Perhaps the most common form of passive euthanasia is to give a patient large doses of morphine to control pain, in spite of the likelihood that the pain-killer will suppress respiration and cause death earlier than it would otherwise have happened.
Involuntary Euthanasia: This term is used by some to describe the killing of a person who has not explicitly requested aid in dying.
www.religioustolerance.org /euth1.htm   (1274 words)

  
 Feline How-To Manual: Euthanasia ~ Pawprints and Purrs, Inc.
Euthanasia may relieve or stress the pet's guardian, depending on the circumstances.
Euthanasia may be suggested as a compassionate alternative to a lingering death encumbered with pain and suffering.
Euthanasia can be very emotional for veterinarians as well.
www.sniksnak.com /cathealth/howto16.html   (793 words)

  
 EUTHANASIA
Whether or not this is a promise to not commit Euthanasia, a literalist viewpoint held by Edelstein, or a promise to the head of household not to poison his family, as believed by Murray, is a mystery.
Euthanasia is the only morally right choice for terminally ill people who have no more hope and the rest of their life riddled with pain and agony.
Euthanasia is a mercy killing, and therefore should be performed by physicians, for no suffering human being deserves to be refused the right to end their lives.
www-hsc.usc.edu /~mbernste/ethics.euthanasia.html   (23613 words)

  
 Pet Euthanasia... What You Should Know Before The Appointment.
They can still comfort or simply be with their pet at the time of euthanasia; but for their own reasons they choose to separate themselves from the final moments of their pet's life.
For those of you who have had no experience with euthanasia of a pet, I would like to offer a few guidelines so that you will have some firmer ground to stand on when "that time" does come.
When the veterinarian is ready to administer the euthanasia solution the assistant will help hold your pet and put a slight amount of pressure on a vein, usually in the foreleg.
www.thepetcenter.com /imtop/euthanasia.htm   (3402 words)

  
 EUTHANASIA - FAST ACCESS - LIVING WILLS - EXIT
It is promoted by Exit (formerly the Scottish Voluntary Euthanasia Society), which campaigns for a change in British law to promote individual patient choice, and strategies for improved palliative care and other resources at the end of life.
There is no information on methods on this website, but the methods are generally made available to members through publications and workshops.
EXIT is also very much concerned over the development of legislation that furthers its aims to ensure rights and safeguards for dying people, and provides academic analysis and criticism particularly in the areas of euthanasia, assisted suicide and living wills.
www.euthanasia.cc /index.html   (396 words)

  
 Ethics Updates - Euthanasia and End-of-Life Decisions
The Web offers extensive resources on euthanasia, including court decisions, legislation, basic documents, statistical information, web sites dedicated to euthanasia issues, and a set of resources on the dying rooms in Chinese orphanages.
CURE -- Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia a grassroots advocacy network that defends the rights of patients to receive medical treatment, particularly when care is critical.
"Euthanasia: The Debate Continues", a philosophical debate between Bob Lane and Richard Dunstan on the morality of euthanasia
ethics.sandiego.edu /Applied/Euthanasia/index.asp   (3115 words)

  
 Old Age: What Saith the Scriptures - A Special Section for Seniors
Thus, the issue of euthanasia has boldly been thrust into the foray of social debate -- whether termed "mercy-killing" or murder, the immutability of Scripture unmistakably declares God's Word unalterable in respect toward the sanctity of life.
Doctors often ignore guidelines for euthanasia and assisted suicide, even to the point of not consulting the patient, according to results of a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Aug. 12, 1998.
The study identified three safeguards proposed by supporters of euthanasia and assisted suicide for terminally ill patients: the patient must 1) initiate and repeat the request; 2) be evaluated by another physician; and 3) be in extreme pain.
www.dianedew.com /euthanas.htm   (5403 words)

  
 Euthanasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
There are variations in the agents used for euthanasia but most of them are a concentrated barbiturate, so I will answer the question based on what happens when these are injected.
This is probably the actual cause of death in most instances when barbiturates are used for euthanasia.
There is also a respiratory depression associated with barbiturates but it is probably not a factor since the other effects are more rapid.
www.vetinfo.com /ceuth.html   (631 words)

  
 Euthanasia
what religions think of euthanasia, studies into the effects of euthanasia laws, and opinion polls.
Status of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, outside of the United States
Euthanasia has wide public support - survey findings
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/trinity/832/e_p/euth.html   (423 words)

  
 Euthanasia suicide mercy-killing right-to-die physician assisted suicide living wills research
Euthanasia suicide mercy-killing right-to-die physician assisted suicide living wills research
Euthanasia & Assisted-Suicide Measures in the United States from 1990 through 2005
The Slippery Slope: Euthanasia of Children Approved in Netherlands (2004)
www.euthanasia.com /page4.html   (569 words)

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