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I am working on some school work and I can't think of the word I am looking for.. adult content

What is the term you use when an individual has a life threatening illness and they want someone to help them end their life?

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JeremysMom

Asked by JeremysMom at 9:46 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in

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  • Well that's assisted suicide... but I highly doubt that's what you meant.
    Annabel1809Lee

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 9:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Seriously, this is ridiculous. Neither me or my husband can think of it either, lol! I know it's assisted suicide, but there's another word! It's driving me nuts now, lol!
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • They have a terminal illness...and want to be euthenized...I don't know how to spell it. But that is when someone ends their life for them, when they are terminally ill. Is that what you were asking.
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Are you thinking of assisted suicide?
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • euthenasia is the practice of it
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:49 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Euthanasia! That's it, lol!
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:49 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Thank you ladies! Yes, I was looking for voluntary euthanasia. Thanks again!
    JeremysMom

    Comment by JeremysMom (original poster) at 9:52 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I'm not sure, but if someone does do this, they could go to jail for it. If they are competent enough, someone can go to a lawyer to get a living will. A living will is something that used on someone when they are close to dying and a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate.) With this is place they can't bring them back against their will.
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:00 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • That is true amessageofhope, unless you live in the state of Washington or Oregon or several countries throughout the world.

    JeremysMom

    Comment by JeremysMom (original poster) at 12:03 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

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