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Euthanasia: A Debate—For and Against

Aseem Mehra, Ajit Avasthi

Citation Information : Mehra A, Avasthi A. Euthanasia: A Debate—For and Against. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2021; 55 (2):91-96.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1437

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The debate on euthanasia once again re-embark on the recent legalization of passive euthanasia by the Supreme Court of India, with that India has joined leagues of counties where euthanasia is legal in some, or the other form. On one side, the Supreme Court decision brought a ray of hope to some while some have expressed their apprehensions. This is important to understand what has changed over the period, how the dynamics of forces working around euthanasia, some in favor or opposition, has changed over the period, so passive euthanasia has become a possibility now. This review is an attempt to revisit this controversial yet important concept of euthanasia in the current context.

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