UNDERSTANDING EUTHANASIA AND ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT

Authors

  • Lelde Bartuša Rezekne Academy of Technologies

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/iss2018.4266

Keywords:

easy death, euthanasia, killing mercy, patient

Abstract

There are no normative provisions on patient euthanasia in Latvia. Consequently, the situation also arises that the concept and types of euthanasia are not forbidden, which creates a situation in which every individual understands this issue in public society's freedom. Consequently, some normative acts face controversy. For example, in relation to the patient's right to life and the right to die. In the context of historical development, the concept of "euthanasia" itself appeared only at the beginning of the 20th century; in the past, it was called "easy death" or "mercy".

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2019-03-19

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