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Terms & Definitions

A -- M


Advance Directives

Assisted Suicide

Comfort care

Decisional Capacity

Do not resuscitate order (DNR)

Double effect


Active and passive euthanasia
Involuntary euthanasia
Non-voluntary euthanasia
Voluntary euthanasia


Hospice/palliative care

Informed Consent

Living will - advance directives

Medical Futility

N -- Z


Palliative Care

Persistent Vegetative State

Physician Assisted Dying

Physician Assisted Suicide

Principles of Bioethics

Right to Die

Sanctity of Life

Slippery Slope

Substituted Judgment


Terminal Illness

Terminal Sedation

Termination of Treatment


Withdrawing or Withholding Treatment