Voluntary Euthanasia Definition


Voluntary Euthanasia:

The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person or animal from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)

Synonym: mercy killing, involuntary euthanasia, euthanasia.