natural death


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natural death

A death caused solely by disease and/or the ageing process.

natural death

'A death…caused solely by disease and/or the aging process…'. Cf Unnatural death.
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Natural Death as viewed by the Medical Examiner: A review of 1000 consecutive autopsies of individuals dying of natural disease.
For example, instead of saying "do not resuscitate" or "terminate or withdraw treatment," we can say, "allow a natural death.
However, the front part of the body was intact hinting at natural death.
Even natural death is a taboo subject, so we need to open up.
Even natural death is still a taboo subject, so we need to open up.
This scheme reminds me of a similar project to get children to walk to school in groups but due to the vagaries of our weather and dark winter mornings, that died a natural death.
He prays that this event will foster greater respect for the inviolable right to life of each person from conception to natural death and support the efforts of all who labour to ensure that this fundamental human right receives adequate legal protection.
A coroner ruled neglect contributed to the natural death of Mavis Capewell, 78, who had a suspected stomach bug.
26 (BNA)-- The Public Prosecution has confirmed the natural death of a sickle cell detainee.
Ramallah, Muharram 5, 1435, Nov 8, 2013, SPA -- Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die a natural death, the head of a Palestinian fact-finding commission said on Friday.
As an organisation which defends life from conception/ fertilisation till natural death, we stand for the positive care and support for severely disabled or paralysed people who express a wish to die.
Coroner Terance Carney, sitting at the coroner's office in Hebburn, recorded a verdict of misadventure for Mr Douthwaite and a one of natural causes for his mother, adding: "that natural death was contributed to by distress of the death of her son".