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Transcript of Euthanasia-CH10
Many cases of
Are people being
kept alive artificially?
Brain Death, Coma & Persistent Vegetative State
Meaning & Types
How do we determine
when someone is dead?
"whole brain death"
or loss of total brain function
using certain methods
Difficult to know
how many are carried out
30k commit suicide annually
25 out of 26 Fail
Elderly less likely than teenagers
Many states prohibit
in some way.
most well known
That Causes Death
morally permissible act with two effects (intended) good; and (unintended) bad effect.
Voluntary & Non voluntary
not through the will of the individual
Voluntary- the person who knowingly decide what should be done.
Passive/Active & Non-Voluntary & Voluntary
See page 82.
Ex: Mercy killing -active-involuntary
Morality & The Law
Not everything immoral
is illegal (ex: lying)
When should immorality be
Legal withdraw life-support:
1) living will
2) request of adult patient
3) or by a family member
often a battle
between judicial system & doctors
For or against Euthanasia?
Chapter 8: Euthanasia
"Autonomy" is a non-consequential reason
Both types forms of
Extraordinary- no reasonable hope
Ordinary- reasonable hope