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1 “MERCY KILLING” Euthanasia

2 Euthanasia – when someone other than the patient, usually a physician performs the act.

3 Types of Euthanasia Physician-assisted suicide- when the physician gives the patient lethal medications and the patient kills themselves. Voluntary active euthanasia- is when the patient request and the physician gives medication that the intent is to end the patients life

4 Places where its legal Australia Switzerland Oregon Belgium Netherlands

5 Why would a person want euthanasia Unbearable pain with the terminal illness Cut on medical expenses

6 Ways to die by euthanasia Lethal injection of potassium chloride Mercy killing machine

7 Dr. Jack Kevorkian Help kill at least 130 people with his death machine Was a pathologist A retired pathologist is the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases. Now released from his year sentence

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