Current Scenario of Euthanasia in India

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Pardeep Singh
Avtar Singh Gill
Vikram Lakhanpal
Pankaj Gupta
Vinod Kumar


Euthanasia is a recently talked topic now a days in India. Few societies like Jainism etc. practicing santhara/ salekhana/ ichhamaran as of now embodied in passive euthanasia permitted by Supreme Court of India on 3 rd March, 2018 to a person who is above the age of 18 years. Various types of euthanasia are there but only Passive euthanasia will be permitted as per law to terminally ill patients who give advance medical directives to treating doctor to end his life in a dignified manner. Advance medical directions given by the patient should clearly mention under which circumstances passive euthanasia (removing life support from patient but palliative care may be continued) should be administered by following legal formalities.

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Singh, P., Gill, A., Lakhanpal, V., Gupta, P., & Kumar, V. (2020). Current Scenario of Euthanasia in India. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ETHICS, TRAUMA & VICTIMOLOGY, 6(01), 27-30.
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