Jul 07, 2015

6 Basics terms related to Euthanasia

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1) What is euthanasia?

It is the process of killing a patient suffering from incurable and very painful diseases to let him have a peaceful death.


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2) Active euthanasia

It is where the patient is directly given the lethal drug to make him die.


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3) Passive euthanasia

Here the patient is not given the life supporting drugs or treatment in order to help him die instead of giving a life taking drug.


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4) Voluntary euthanasia

In such cases patient himself asks to end his life or for help to die with his full consent.


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5) Involuntary euthanasia

In this case the person is willing to live but is killed against his will.


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6) Non-voluntary euthanasia

When the patient is not in a condition to take a decision for himself and somebody else takes the decision on his behalf. It may include a case of coma and child patient.


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