International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 212

Case Report

Euthanasia: A fight for respect and autonomy

Sehrish Pirani*
  • Sehrish Pirani*
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
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Shirin Badruddin
  • Shirin Badruddin
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
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  •  Received: 08 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 19 May 2015
  •  Published: 30 June 2015

Abstract

This study discusses an ethical dilemma on “Euthanasia”. The purpose of this study is to analyze the ethical controversies associated with euthanasia. This study will present an in-depth analysis of a clinical scenario with regard to the concept of health-related quality of life, patient’s autonomy, and other legal, social, and religious perspectives. A four quadrant approach is performed to analyze the scenario.

 

Key words: Euthanasia, quality of life, autonomy, four quadrant approach.