Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/45386
Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Narbekovas, Andrius;Meilius, Kazys
Title: Letting die and mercy killing
Is part of: Medical ethics & bioethics = Medicínska etika a bioetika. Bratislava, Slovakia : Bratislava institute of medical ethics and bioethics, Vol. 10, iss. 3-4 (2003)
Extent: p. 2-7
Date: 2003
Keywords: Mirtis;Mirimas;Eutanazija;Death;Dying;"Killing";Euthanasia
Abstract: We are all called to make moral decisions, not only about preserving life and health, but also about accepting our death and dying. There are situations, when it is morally right, and indeed obligatory, to allow a dying person to die in peace and dignity. But there is a world of difference between allowing a peaceful death, and deliberately setting out to bring death of the person either by acts of commission (s.c. 'active euthanasia'), or by acts of omission (s.c. 'passive euthanasia'). The word "killing" seems proper for euthanasia, because "to kill" does mean " to intentionally cause the death of someone." It can be morally acceptable to withhold or withdraw a treatment precisely because it is reasonably judged as inefficacious (futile), or excessively burdensome for the patient. One's reason for withholding such treatment must not be a judgement about the desirability of putting an end to the patient's life, but a judgement about the desirability of putting an end to the treatment, which is futile or burdensome
Internet: http://www.imeb.sk/pdf/3403.pdf
http://www.imeb.sk/pdf/3403.pdf
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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