Euthanasia, Non Voluntary Euthanasia And Involuntary Euthanasia

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“Right to die: Euthanasia”
Euthanasia or the right to die comes from the Greek, what means “Eu”(good, well) “thana-tos”(death). In other words, the good death of someone who is really ill, with no chance of sur-vive, The doctor can give the opportunity of die, because by this way the patient won 't feel more pain. But some people, the majority of the population disagrees with this fact, because they don’t think anybody can end with the life of another person just because is going to die. They think that the patient cannot waste the opportunity that god give us for live our lives.

We can distinguish three main types: voluntary euthanasia, non-voluntary euthanasia and involuntary euthanasia. In the first is when the person who is killed has requested to be killed, and the second one is When the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent. The last one refers when the person who is killed made an expressed wish to the contrary. We can find another type called assisted suicide that means that someone provides an individual with the information, to take his or her own life. When it is a doctor who helps another person to kill themselves it is called "physician assisted suicide.".

Also there are other types: direct euthanasia, when the actions that are performed on the patient intend to cause his death. Two subtypes of euthanasia: Active euthanasia, when the pa-tient 's death is caused by administering lethal drugs and passive euthanasia: when proceeding by…

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