This study consists of an online survey, which you may now participate in. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey consists of a number of multiple-choice and/or free-answer questions, and may be divided into a number of sections. You must complete all sections in one sitting, as you are not allowed to resume at another time from where you left off. While you are participating, your responses will be stored in a temporary holding area as you move through the sections, but they will not be permanently saved until you complete all sections and you are given a chance to review your responses.
The term euthanasia normally implies an intentional termination of life by another at the explicit request of the person who wishes to die. Euthanasia is generally defined as the act of killing an incurably ill person out of concern and compassion for that person's suffering. It is sometimes called mercy killing, but many believers of euthanasia define mercy killing more precisely as the ending of another person's life without his or her request. Euthanasia, on the other hand, is usually separated into two categories: passive and active euthanasia. Passive euthanasia is where treatment is terminated, for example, to turn off any life support machines. Active euthanasia is whereby you directly kill the terminally ill, for example, through a lethal injection. These two categories are subdivided into voluntary and involuntary; a voluntary decision is one consciously made by the terminally ill. An involuntary decision is one not consciously made by the terminally ill. All levels of euthanasia are illegal in the UK. When answering this survey think about euthanasia as a whole dimension.
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