A teaching strategy on euthanasia

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The term euthanasia has developed a negative connotation over the last half century. Technically, the term was derived from the Greek "eu" meaning good and "thanatos" meaning death. Thus, euthanasia can be defined as "good death." But the term is often confused with mercy killing or a deliberate act which causes a death. Perhaps this controversy provides the impetus for the Euthanasia Education Council to change its name to Concern for Dying even though they function in basically the same capacity as in the past. For the purpose of this discussion, it is important to develop an operational definition of euthanasia and mercy killing.

Additional Information

Health Education,13, 6, 25
Language: English
Date: 1982
euthanasia, education

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