Active Euthanasia

The act or practice of killing for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person or animal from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)
Also Known As:
Euthanasia, Active
Networked: 26 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 3 trials/studies)

Therapy Context: Research Results


1. Freckelton, Ian: 1 article (09/2014)
2. Röbel, Andreas: 1 article (01/2013)
3. Giezeman, Ariane: 1 article (01/2013)
4. Laux, Johannes: 1 article (01/2013)
5. van Dijk, Gert: 1 article (01/2013)
6. Ultee, Fred: 1 article (01/2013)
7. Hamers, Raoul: 1 article (01/2013)
8. Parzeller, Markus: 1 article (01/2013)
9. Han, Kyung Hee: 1 article (07/2011)
10. Park, Sohee: 1 article (07/2011)

Related Diseases

1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
2. Pain (Aches)
03/01/2000 - "By implication, the study suggests that improving patients' awareness of the possibilities to relieve pain, anxiety and dyspnoea during the final days of life is an important way to reduce requests for active euthanasia."
01/01/2013 - "Medically indicated pain treatment which has a potential or certain life-shortening effect (indirect active euthanasia) is permitted under certain conditions: if there are no alternative and equally suitable treatment options without the risk of shortening the patient's life, if the patient has given his consent to the treatment and if the physician does not act with the intention to kill. "
07/12/2011 - "We administered a questionnaire to four groups about their attitudes toward five end-of-life interventions--withdrawal of futile life-sustaining treatment, active pain control, withholding of life-sustaining measures, active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. "
01/01/2009 - "Presented with a situation of a terminally ill patient in considerable pain, 65.1% of the students supported or strongly supported withdrawal of life-sustaining technology (passive euthanasia), 34.3% supported the physician providing the means of death to the patient (physician-assisted death), and 28.3% supported the physician actually administering a lethal injection (active euthanasia). "
01/01/1997 - "In the decision making concerning active euthanasia the persons with positive attitude emphasized the meaning of terminal illness, the existence of suffering and pain and the self-determination of the person. "
3. Breast Neoplasms (Breast Cancer)
4. Spinal Dysraphism (Spina Bifida)
5. Akinetic Mutism (Coma Vigil)

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Potassium
2. Morphine (MS Contin)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Assisted Suicide (Physician Assisted Suicide)
2. Resuscitation Orders (Do Not Resuscitate Orders)
3. Passive Euthanasia
4. Euthanasia (Mercy Killing)
5. Withholding Treatment