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Euthanasia

Aim
The aim of this Dissertation is to investigate and review different aspects of Euthanasia.

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Contents
List of Tables ................................................................................................................................................................. iv List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................ iv List of Appendices ........................................................................................................................................................ iv Acknowledgements ...................................................................................................................................................... vi Abstract ......................................................................................................................................................................... vii 1

Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................... 1 1.1

Rationale ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

1.2

Research questions.................................................................................................................................. 2

2

Methods ............................................................................................................................................................... 3 2.1

Search strategy .......................................................................................................................................... 3 2.1.1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria .................................................................................................... 3 2.1.2 Key words / terms ............................................................................................................................. 3 2.1.3 3

2.2
3

Development of research questions................................................................................................... 3 Results ................................................................................................................................................................. 4

3.1

Legal frameworks regarding euthanasia .......................................................................................... 4

3.2

Polls on the ethical questions of euthanasia ................................................................................... 5

3.3

What are the economics of death? ..................................................................................................... 7

4

Discussion.........................................................................................................................................................11 4.1

What is considered death? .................................................................................................................. 11

4.2

The Liverpool Care Pathway............................................................................................................... 12

4.3

Euthanasia and the law ......................................................................................................................... 12

4.4

Ethics and morals .................................................................................................................................... 15 4.4.1 Background to ethical considerations ...................................................................................... 16

4.5

Economics of death...
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