An Alternative to the Ethic of Euthanasia

  • Arthur J. Dyck

Abstract

Contemporary society and modern medicine face difficult policy decisions. This is illustrated most recently in the Voluntary Euthanasia Act of 1969, submitted for consideration in the British Parliament. The purpose of that act is to provide for “the administration of euthanasia to persons who request it and who are suffering from an irremediable condition” (Downing, 1971) and to enable such persons to make such a request in advance. For the purposes of that act, euthanasia means “the painless inducement of death” to be administered by a physician, i.e., “a registered medical practitioner.”

Keywords

Human Dignity Human Freedom Christian Tradition Good Death Voluntary Euthanasia 
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