nonvoluntary euthanasia


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nonvoluntary euthanasia

Euthanasia provided to an incompetent person according to a surrogate's decision.
See also: euthanasia
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Kamisar's underlying premise seems to be that extension of PAD to nonvoluntary euthanasia would not only be inevitable, but also a dangerous and unsavory development.
Nonvoluntary euthanasia and some forms of voluntary euthanasia may involve assisted suicide.
Like many others, I find nonvoluntary euthanasia morally reprehensible.
Involuntary euthanasia, in which a competent patient explicitly refuses or opposes receiving euthanasia, and nonvoluntary euthanasia, in which a patient is incompetent and unable to express his or her wishes about euthanasia, will be considered here only as potential unwanted side-effects of permitting voluntary euthanasia.
If someone is incompetent and that person's wishes are unknown, when a surrogate-such as a family member or court-decides that the person ought to die, that is nonvoluntary euthanasia.
Nonvoluntary euthanasia was justified because the suffering of those patients had become " unbearable" and life must be considered "given up" according to medical standards.
The tragedy is that there is no way to stop the slide to nonvoluntary euthanasia once a society steps onto the slippery slope by penalizing physician-assisted suicide.
From explicit admissions to me by Dutch proponents of euthanasia, and from the corroborating information provided by the Remmelink Report and the outside studies of Carlos Gomez and John Keown, I am convinced that in the Netherlands there are a substantial number of cases of nonvoluntary euthanasia, that is, euthanasia undertaken without the explicit permission of the person being killed.