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Euthanasia: A study of its origin, forms and aspects
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Culture Studies, Religious Studies and Educational Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The death-and-dying debates, especially where they focus on euthanasia is now a global debated issue and this act (euthanasia) is now practiced in a lot of countries worldwide despite some countries have not legalized it. Some religious groups and individuals are in line with the arguments for euthanasia because it provides a way to relieve extreme pain, provides a way of relief when a person’s quality of life is low and it frees up medical funds to help other people while on the other hand, other religious groups and individual base their arguments against euthanasia because such act and practice devalues human life, and because there is a "slippery slope’ effect that has occurred where euthanasia has been first been legalized for only the terminally ill and later laws are changed to allow it for other people or to be done non-voluntarily. A current debated issue is whether effective palliative care laws are changed to allow it for other people or to b e done non-voluntarily. A current debated issue is whether effective palliative care can have an influence over people’s choices towards euthanasia.

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2012. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Euthanasia, suicide, religious views on euthanasia, Dignitas, Exit International, Jack Kevorkian, Phillip Nitschke, palliative care
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Ethics Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12414Archive number: HRV:C12:21OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-12414DiVA: diva2:540698
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Religious studies
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-08-10 Created: 2012-07-11 Last updated: 2012-08-10Bibliographically approved

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