Medico Legal Corner
Is there a difference between active euthanasia and passive euthanasia?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 29 December 2018
Yes. Active euthanasia and passive euthanasia differ from each other.Active euthanasia means where death is caused by the administration of a lethal injection or drugs. Active euthanasia also includes physician-assisted suicide, where the injection or drugs are supplied by the physician, but the act of administration is undertaken by the patient himself. Active euthanasia is not permissible in most countries. The jurisdictions in which it is permissib
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