Ethical Issues Concerning Life & Death: Terms & Definitions


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What is euthanasia?

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1. Which of these is not generally a requirement for euthanasia to be even considered to be moral?

2. In the medical profession, is it generally considered ethical to let a patient die?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Morals do not just apply to life, they also apply to death. When and how to keep someone alive is a question faced in most medical settings. Quiz questions will test your knowledge of topics such as the requirements needed to make moral decisions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

  • Definition of euthanasia
  • Moral requirements of euthanasia
  • Ethics of death
  • Vegetative state
  • When to prolong life in a medical setting

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of when it can be deemed appropriate to end a life
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you are able to define main phrases such as euthanasia and vegetative state
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about the moral requirements for euthanasia to be considered

Additional Learning

To learn more about the moral dilemmas of life and death, review the lesson titled Ethical Issues Concerning Life & Death: Terms & Definitions. Information discussed includes:

  • The general idea of do no harm in a medical setting
  • Treatment of terminal illnesses
  • Doctor-assisted suicide