North South University
Involuntary active euthanasia, non-voluntary active euthanasia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Bangladesh
Government authorities in Bangladesh recently were placed in an awkward and extraordinary position of having to make a presumably difficult decision: how to respond to a man’s request to have his two sons and grandson euthanized. This is an extraordinary request for a developing country’s health service authorities to consider, especially in the context of a Muslim-majority population where any appeal to the legitimacy of suicide (and, by extension, physician-assisted suicide) would be automatically rejected as contrary to Islamic moral and jurisprudential principles. Here the case is reviewed in the context of arguments that engage non-voluntary euthanasia and the local context of inadequate health service delivery.
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Swazo, Norman K.
"A Request for Non-voluntary Euthanasia in Bangladesh: A Moral Assessment,"
Bioethics in Faith and Practice: Vol. 3:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/bioethics_in_faith_and_practice/vol3/iss1/6
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