The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries.
- Once the disease reaches this stage, euthanasia or mercy killing is the only recourse.
- This separation has not resulted in moral desensitisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia.
- Forty per cent of the doctors said they had been asked by patients to assist in their suicide or in euthanasia.
Early 17th century (in the sense 'easy death'): from Greek, from eu 'well' + thanatos 'death'.
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