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logoIs Euthanasia Good or Bad?

Two doctors share their feelings about euthanasia.

  • Dr Gerrit Kimsma, from the Netherlands, supports the option of voluntary euthanasia.
    He is a general practitioner, and a lecturer in medical ethics at the Free University of Amsterdam.

VOLUNTARY (adj): without being forced. Willingly.

EUTHANASIA (n): painlessly killing someone to stop more suffering.

A GENERAL PRACTITIONER is a regular doctor (not a Specialist).

  • Dr Peter Ravenscroft is against euthanasia.
    He is a Medical Professor in Palliative Care at a hospital in New South Wales, Australia.

PALLIATIVE (adj): medical treatment which reduces suffering but does not cure.

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