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THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan.

Abstract
Euthanasia is a Greek originated word which means a good death. Various definitions have been given by the various authors
in regard with euthanasia. There are various forms of granting euthanasia such as active euthanasia, passive euthanasia,
voluntary euthanasia, involuntary euthanasia as well as non- voluntary euthanasia. Active euthanasia refers to the
introduction of a toxic substance to the body of a person, which can result in causing his death. Passive euthanasia refers to
holding back the dealing of the person by extracting the artificial support systems which are essential for his living.
Voluntary euthanasia means death with will. In this type of euthanasia, a person expresses his consent to finish his life to end
his never-ending pain and sufferings1
. Involuntary euthanasia is a form of euthanasia where the family members and the
guardians allow the person to die to relieve him from the unbearable pain. Non-voluntary euthanasia is granted to a person
who is in persistent vegetative state and he cannot be recovered.
Similarly, Physician Assisted Suicide refers to the condition where the physician stipulates the drug to the ailing person in
order to cause his death. A lot of debates and discussions related to the concept of euthanasia have resulted into awareness
among the people and the society about the concept of euthanasia. However, these debates and discussions slashes the
multifaceted as well as vibrant characteristics like legal, moral, human rights, fitness, spiritual, financial, holy, social and
artistic aspects of the cultured civilization. The arguments are done both in favor and against the perceptions; moreover the
efforts are made to show the dilemma of the fatalities and the concerned people2
. The discussion on the concept of euthanasia
should be done with the perspective of therapeutic and human rights of the individual, considering the judgment given by the
Supreme Court in this regard.

Key words: It has been asserted by the ‘World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies’


 
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Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan. THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY . JCR. 2020; 7(16): 3037-3041. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386


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Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan. THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY . JCR. 2020; 7(16): 3037-3041. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386



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Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan. THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY . JCR. (2020), [cited May 31, 2021]; 7(16): 3037-3041. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386



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Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan (2020) THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY . JCR, 7 (16), 3037-3041. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386



Turabian Style

Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan. 2020. THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 3037-3041. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386



Chicago Style

Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan. "THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 3037-3041. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan. "THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.16 (2020), 3037-3041. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386



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Anmol Garg, Dr. Renu Mahajan (2020) THE CONCEPT OF EUTHANASIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 3037-3041. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.386