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What is voluntary euthanasia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Voluntary euthanasia is generally considered to be when the person who is terminally ill consistently requests to be euthanized through active or passive means. The person must be alert and in a state of mind to make sound decisions regarding their own care. For some ethicists, voluntary euthanasia must involve a person who would be unable commit suicide without assistance.

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