The first apparent usage of the term "euthanasia" belongs to the historian Suetoniuswho described how the Emperor Augustus"dying quickly and without suffering in the arms of his wife, Livia, experienced the 'euthanasia' he had wished for. In particular, these include situations where a person kills another, painlessly, but for no reason beyond that of personal gain; or accidental deaths that are quick and painless, but not intentional. A kills another person B for the benefit of the second person, who actually does benefit from being killed". Based on this, she offered a definition incorporating those elements, stating that euthanasia "must be defined as death that results from the intention of one person to kill another person, using the most gentle and painless means possible, that is motivated solely by the best interests of the person who dies.
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Pro: Terminally ill patients have the right to terminate their own life On Nov. 1, , year-old Brittany Maynard took her own life with a pill. This free Health essay on Essay: End of life, euthanasia and assisted suicide is perfect for Health students to use as an example.
Suicide, homicide, physician-assisted suicide, violence (including domestic violence and gun violence), sudden death (from accidents and otherwise), dementia and other forms of lingering illness -- complex and difficult endings may bring complicated losses and complicated grief.
Truth and falsehood: are they absolute or relative? "Compared to two years ago, just half as many Americans believe that absolute moral truth exists, dropping from 38% in January to only 22% in November ".