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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The lawsuit comes after the high-profile death of a terminally ill patient who moved from California to Oregon to take advantage of that state's Death With Dignity law.
Lady Downes was terminally ill and only had weeks to live, but Sir Edward, though very infirm, was not.
Chief executive Sarah Wootton said: "These 100 MPs agree that there is a problem with the current law, which forces terminally ill adults to travel abroad to die.
And yesterday, Tina told the committee: "There should be a process that makes it clear, transparent and easy for someone who is terminally ill to be able to make a choice.
In 1994 Oregon passed its Death With Dignity Act by popular vote, allowing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
Supporters of the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill, who claim popular backing, accused church leaders of frustrating the democratic process.
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.
The Dutch government intends to expand its current euthanasia policy, setting guidelines for when doctors may end the lives of terminally ill newborns with the parents' consent," the Associated Press reported on September 29.
Pop in to collect the first wristband available from Marie Curie Cancer Care for just a GBP1 donation with all proceeds going to Marie Curie Nurses, who care for terminally ill cancer patients, giving them the choice of dying at home supported by their families.
For a nominal fee, terminally ill people can become members and receive assistance in committing suicide.
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.