Patient Rights Euthanasia

Patient Rights Euthanasia

Answer: Patient Rights Euthanasia

What exactly is euthanasia?

Euthanasia is the deliberate ending of a person’s life, usually to relieve pain. Doctors carry out euthanasia on occasion when patients with terminal conditions and extreme pain request it.

Euthanasia comes from the Greek word euthanasia, which meaning “sweet dying.” 1. Euthanasia has several forms, from active (injecting something to cause death) to passive (withholding treatment or supportive measures); voluntary (consent) to involuntary (guardian consent); and physician-assisted (injecting something to cause death) (where physicians prescribe the medication and the patient or a third party administers the medication to cause death).

Decision-Making Suggestions

Even if everyone is in agreement, deciding on PAS for yourself or a loved one is extremely difficult.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s CaringInfo program offers various free resources on its website. This program is designed to help people navigate the complexities of end-of-life issues such as state legislation and spiritual guidance.

The National Institute on Aging has good resources as well as reliable sources. They include important questions to ask, as well as suggestions for communicating with doctors and other medical professionals about end-of-life care.


HCA 322 Week 2 Discussion1 Option 1 – Patient Rights Euthanasia

Scroll to Top