"Euthanasia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)
- Mercy Killing
- Killing, Mercy
- Killings, Mercy
- Mercy Killings
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Euthanasia" by people in Profiles.
The genealogy of death: A chronology of U.S. organizations promoting euthanasia and assisted suicide. Palliat Support Care. 2019 10; 17(5):604-608.
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Emerging Issues From a Global Perspective. J Palliat Care. 2018 Oct; 33(4):197-203.
Palliative sedation: clinical context and ethical questions. Theor Med Bioeth. 2018 06; 39(3):197-209.
The last low whispers of our dead: when is it ethically justifiable to render a patient unconscious until death? Theor Med Bioeth. 2018 06; 39(3):233-263.
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the ICU: A Dialogue on Core Ethical Issues. Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb; 45(2):149-155.
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. JAMA. 2016 Oct 18; 316(15):1600.
Transforming ICU death into life-radically more. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Dec; 42(12):2096-2097.
The moral status of the newborn and its implications for medical decision making. Theor Med Bioeth. 2007; 28(5):349-55.
Euthanasia in severely ill newborns. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jun 02; 352(22):2353-5; author reply 2353-5.
The rule of double effect: clearing up the double talk. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Mar 22; 159(6):545-50.