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Archives: Terms and Definitions

Decisional Capacity

Refers to the ability of a patient to make a rational choice in his or her own best interest. A person may be diagnosed as

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Comfort Care

Comfort Care refers to care that is designed to provide comfort and dignity when curative therapy is no longer appropriate. It includes the process of

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Choices when Dying 2003

Globally, various positive developments have happened this year to obtain choices for a dignified death, according to the World Federation of Right to Die Societies

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Assisted Suicide

The ending of one’s own life by taking a medication knowingly provided by a physician for that purpose. A physician knowingly supplies the means, which

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