terminally ill


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terminally ill

adjective incurable, in extremis, in final stages, in terminus, near an end, seriously ill, termiially diseased
See also: in extremis
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It seems to me that assisted suicide should only be permitted where: a) the person is in pain; and, b) that person is terminally ill.
In 1994 Oregon passed its Death With Dignity Act by popular vote, allowing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
The public said the Legislature and governor should work together,'' said Levine, whose bill would allow terminally ill people to receive a lethal prescription to hasten their deaths.
AP noted that "under the protocol, euthanasia would be permissible when a child is terminally ill with no prospect of recovery and suffering great pain, when two sets of doctors agree the situation is hopeless and when parents give their consent.
The Bedfordshire coroner found that the couple suffered from chronic diseases and had a history of mental illness--but they were not terminally ill.
Most of us have known a family member or a friend who became terminally ill, through either old age or disease.
Specifically, studies since the early 1990s highlighted the problem of the under-medication in elderly and terminally ill patients.
But this law [which permits terminally ill residents of Oregon to end their own lives with doctor-prescribed lethal medication] deserves to be upheld.
WE know the reality of bad deaths suffered by terminally ill people every day in this country.
Relatively new, the life settlement industry evolved from "viatical" settlements, which responded to the needs of terminally ill policyholders.
Approximately 25 million Americans serve as informal caregivers for chronically and terminally ill individuals in their homes.