The act of putting
to death painlessly
or allowing to die
Also known as
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The word "euthanasia" was first used in a
medical context by Francis Bacon in the 17th
century, to refer to an easy, painless, happy
death, during which it was a "physician's
responsibility to alleviate the 'physical
sufferings' of the body."
Passive euthanasia is legal in India. On
7 March 2011 the Supreme Court of
India legalised passive euthanasia by
means of the withdrawal of life
support to patients in a permanent
Typically, three drugs are used in
succession to perform euthanasia: Sodium
thiopental is used to induce
unconsciousness; Pancuronium bromide
(Pavulon) to cause muscle paralysis and
respiratory arrest; and Potassium chloride
to stop the heart.
Classification of euthanasia
A former nurse at KEM hospital, in 1973 she was sexually
assaulted by a ward boy, Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki and has
been in a permanent vegetative state (PVS) ever since.
Her journalist friend, Pinky Virani, had filed a petition for
Euthanasia in her behalf to the Supreme Court.
CURE (Citizens United
Symposium on Opposing
Assisted Suicide and
Held in Virginia, USA (2009)
World Federation of
Doctors Who Respect
Right To Die Organizations
Quotations on Euthanasia
"There is no quality of
life when the patient is
dead."... a nurse
“I will give no deadly
medicine to any one if
asked, nor suggest any
such counsel” ... The
"You matter because you are
You matter to the last
moment of your life,
and we will do all we can,
not only to help you die
but also to live until you
die." ... Dame Cicely
Saunders, founder of Hospice
"To make certain
that a patient's
right to receive
compassion is not
replaced by a
doctor's right to
or administer a
Task Force on
General Christian view
Christians are mostly against euthanasia.
They believe that:
Life is a gift from God:
• All life is God-given
• Birth and death are part of the life
processes which God has created, so we
should respect them
• Therefore no human being has the
authority to take the life of any innocent
person, even if that person wants to die
The Roman Catholic view
• Euthanasia is a grave violation of the
law of God, since it is the deliberate and
morally unacceptable killing of a human
Pope John Paul II, Evangelium
• The church has said that:
Nothing and no one can in any way permit
the killing of an innocent human being,
whether a foetus or an embryo, an
infant or an adult, an old person, or one
suffering from an incurable disease, or
a person who is dying.
Places in the World Where
Euthanasia is Legal
Netherlands (Green), Belgium (Red), Luxembourg
(Purple), Oregon and Washington (Yellow)
Cases of euthanasia
• Terri SchiavoName
• December 3, 1963Born
• March 31, 2005 (aged 41)Died
• Insurance clerkOccupation
• Cardiac attack which lead
to massive brain damage
& loss of oxygen.
• Mrs BoyesName
• july 3, 1963Born
• November 1992 (aged 70)Died
• Dr CoxAssisted by
• Struck by accident where
her husband died.Disease
Marc and Eddy Verbessem, 45years of age.
They were twin brothers and were
The four, Durgesh (16), Sarvesh (14), Brijesh (11) & Suresh
(10), have been afflicted by muscular dystrophy, a genetic
disease that has confined them to bed.
They all were afflicted at the age of 5.
The parents had sought former President Pratibha Patil’s
permission for the mercy killing of all their four sons who have
turned into virtual vegetables.
She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS).
She fought to have a legal right to assisted suicide; under
the Criminal Code of Canada, assisted suicide is punishable by
a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.
A 1998 film called At the End of the Day: The Sue
Rodriguez Story, with Wendy Crewson as Rodriguez, tells her
She was almost totally paralysed by cerebral palsy and had
severe degenerative arthritis.
She asked to be starved to death but yet she was force
Later she approached the American Civil Liberties Union.
She lost her case for euthanasia.
Claire Conroy-New Jersey
Karen Ann Quinlin-US
Ministry Of Fear (1944)
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
The Sea Inside (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
You Don’t Know Jack (2010)
No of persons questioned : 30
Age Group : 18-70 years
Q. From what sources did you hear
Q. If you were diagnosed with a terminally ill
disease would euthanasia be an option?
Q. Do you think euthanasia should be
made legal everywhere?
Q. If euthanasia was made legal everywhere
would you trust that doctors would give you
best care possible?
Q. Do you think it is right that people should
travel to another country to terminate their own
Q. “It contradicts a doctor’s oath to commit
euthanasia.” How far do you agree with ths
Q. Do you think euthanasia would encourage
unscrupulous family members to force their terminally
ill relatives towards euthanasia?