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“MERCY KILLING” Euthanasia
Euthanasia – when someone other than the patient, usually a physician performs the act.
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
Places where its legal Australia Switzerland Oregon Belgium Netherlands
Why would a person want euthanasia Unbearable pain with the terminal illness Cut on medical expenses
Ways to die by euthanasia Lethal injection of potassium chloride Mercy killing machine
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 10-25 year sentence