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  1. Euthanasia from the Greek εὐθανασία meaning "good death": εὖ, eu (well or good) + θάνατος, thanatos(death)

  2. Voluntary euthanasia- at request of the patient • Non-voluntary euthanasia- patient not competent • Involuntary euthanasia- murder

  3. Active Euthanasia-giving something that directly and intentionally results in death • Passive Euthanasia-withholding treatment knowing it will result in premature death • Physician Assisted suicide- physician provided mean or information about suicide

  4. Double Effect • The action must be good in itself • The agent must intend only the good effect and not the evil effect • The good effect must not be achieved through the evil effect • There is sufficient reason to permit the evil effect

  5. Other important stuff • Slippery slope • nazis

  6. Legal • Suicide not illegal • It is illegal in australia to deliberately take someone’s life or to assist suicide