EUTHANASIA: REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM

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Issue: 
4
Year: 
2015

L.V. Kolpina, Cand. Sociol. Sci. Belgorod State National Research University

The paper characterizes euthanasia and identifies its main forms: active (termination of life to alleviate the patient’s suffering, voluntary active euthanasia, and suicide with the help of a medical professional) and passive euthanasia; voluntary, involuntary, and compulsory, direct and indirect ones. It shows the main contraindications and unsolved problems of this problem.

Keywords: 
euthanasia
active and passive euthanasia
biomedical
moral
legal
and religious aspects of euthanasia



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