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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘euthanasia’?

2)

What is the legal status of euthanasia in your country?

3)

Do you agree with euthanasia?

4)

Do you understand why people choose euthanasia to end their life?

5)

The Ancient Greek for euthanasia is ‘good death’. What do you think of this meaning?

6)

‘Passive euthanasia’ is where somebody refuses medication knowing they will die without it. Do you think this is OK?

7)

‘Non-aggressive euthanasia’ is where life support systems keeping someone alive are switched off. What do you think of this?

8)

‘Aggressive euthanasia’ is where lethal substances are used to kill someone who wants to die. What do you think of this?

9)

What do you understand by the terms ‘mercy killing’ and ‘assisted suicide’?

10)

Do you know any famous cases of euthanasia?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

What is the difference between euthanasia and suicide?

2)

Is there a difference between euthanasia and murder?

3)

Does a family member or a doctor have the right to turn off a life support machine?

4)

How long should doctors keep someone alive who is brain dead?

5)

What does your religion say about euthanasia?

6)

Don’t you think doctors have a duty to keep people alive?

7)

Is euthanasia a compassionate way for the dying to die?

8)

Do governments have the right to keep suffering people alive?

9)

Why not allow euthanasia to save on health care costs?

10)

Do people have a right to die?


 


 
 
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