Journalists covering the issue generally had nagging doubts about whether the distinction was grasped--California permits passive euthanasia
techniques already--and even, in many ways, if it was intended to remain obscure to serve the interests of the ideological sponsorship of some of the surveys.
on the other hand is when the patient is allowed to die by withdrawal of all medical treatment even normal food and water.
is a condition where there is withdrawal of medical treatment with the deliberate intention to hasten the death of a terminallyill patient.
New Delhi: India's Supreme Court has given conditional approval for passive euthanasia
In active euthanasia, a specific overt act is performed to end the patient's life whereas in passive euthanasia
, something is not done that would be necessary to preserve a patient's life, the panel noted.
" Based on the recommendations of the Law Commission, and after examination of the draft Bill in Health Ministry, we are contemplating to enact a law on passive euthanasia
," said Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services ( DGHS).
(47) James Rachels, "Active and Passive Euthanasia
," New England journal of Medicine 292 (1975): 78-80, and End of Life; Swann, "Euthanasia on the Battlefield," 546-8.
There is, however, evidence that assisted suicide or passive euthanasia
frequently occur in Turkey (e.g., Hurriyet Daily News, 2010).
 The term passive euthanasia
includes withholding extreme medical measures or removing life support in the presence of futile or non-beneficial treatment.
The incident has reignited the euthanasia debate in France where it is illegal for doctors to deliberately withhold treatment that would prolong life (passive euthanasia
) or administer drugs that would end a patient's life (active euthanasia).
No differences were found for passive euthanasia
. Counseling student religiosity and clinical experience were significant predictors of support for client autonomy, with more religiosity and less clinical experience related to less support for the client's right to make this decision about ending life.
"The dynamics of state-religion issues on the agenda in Israel: the case of the right to die with dignity (passive euthanasia