End of Life Care is not Euthanasia

  • End of Life/Palliative Care helps people manage their illness, so they can continue to live their life as well as they can.
  • Euthanasia is defined as the act of a third party, usually a doctor, ending a person’s life in response to severe pain or suffering.

End of Life Care Definition

Most people choose not to think about their own death, and because we avoid the subject, it is hard to know what we might want when confronted by the reality of having to deal with a terminal diagnosis. Around the world, there is…

Euthanasia Definition

The term euthanasia originally meant only ‘good death,’ but in more recent times it is defined as the act of a third party, usually a doctor, ending a person’s life in response to severe pain or suffering. Euthanasia can be voluntary—meaning the doctor…