What does right to die mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term right to die:


Freebase

  1. Right to die

    The right to die is an ethical or institutional entitlement of any individual to commit suicide or to undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood to mean that a person with a terminal illness should be allowed to commit suicide or assisted suicide or to decline life-prolonging treatment, where a disease would otherwise prolong their suffering to an identical result. The question of who, if anyone, should be empowered to make these decisions is often central to debate. The right to die is sometimes associated with the idea that one's body and one's life are one's own, to dispose of as one sees fit. However, a legitimate state interest in preventing irrational suicides is sometimes argued. Pilpel and Amsel write, "Contemporary proponents of ‘rational suicide’ or the ‘right to die’ usually demand by ‘rationality’ that the decision to kill oneself be both the autonomous choice of the agent and a ‘best option under the circumstances’ choice desired by the stoics or utilitarians, as well as other natural conditions such as the choice being stable, not an impulsive decision, not due to mental illness, achieved after due deliberation, etc."

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Right to Die

    The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of right to die in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of right to die in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7



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