Euthanasia

EUTHANASIA

Q. 1

A physician decides to discontinue or not to use extraordinary life sustaining measures to prolong his patients life. It is known as?

 A

Active euthanasia

 B

Passive euthanasia

 C

Positive euthanasia

 D

Assisted Suicide

Q. 1

A physician decides to discontinue or not to use extraordinary life sustaining measures to prolong his patients life. It is known as?

 A

Active euthanasia

 B

Passive euthanasia

 C

Positive euthanasia

 D

Assisted Suicide

Ans. B

Explanation:

Active euthanasia or positive euthanasia is a positive merciful act, to end useless suffering or a meaningless existence. It is an act of commission.

Example: By giving large doses of drugs to hasten death.
Passive euthanasia means discontinuing or not using extraordinary life sustaining measures to prolong life. This includes acts of omission.
 
Example: Failure to resuscitate a terminally ill or hopelessly incapacitated patient.

Assisted suicide: A person providing information to another with information, guidance and means to take his own life with the intention that it will be used for this purpose is assisted suicide.
 
Ref: The Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 29th Ed Page 42.

Q. 2

True about euthanasia are all, except:            

PGI 14

 A

Passive euthanasia is legal in India

 B

Active euthanasia is allowed in the UK

 C

Physician assisted suicide is legal in some States of the US

 D

Active euthanasia is legal in Netherlands and Belgium

Q. 2

True about euthanasia are all, except:            

PGI 14

 A

Passive euthanasia is legal in India

 B

Active euthanasia is allowed in the UK

 C

Physician assisted suicide is legal in some States of the US

 D

Active euthanasia is legal in Netherlands and Belgium

Ans. B

Explanation:

Ans. Active euthanasia is allowed in the UK



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