Dysthanasia

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In medicine, dysthanasia means "bad death"[1] and is considered a common fault of modern medicine:[2]

Dysthanasia occurs when a person who is dying has their biological life extended through technological means without regard to the person's quality of life.[3] Technologies such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator,[4] artificial ventilation, ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can extend the dying process.

Dysthanasia is a term generally used when a person is seen to be kept alive artificially in a condition where, otherwise, they cannot survive; sometimes for some sort of ulterior motive.[citation needed] The term was used frequently in the investigation into the death of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna in 1994.[citation needed]

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References

  1. Kothari, M; Mehta, L; Kothari, V (2000). "Cause of death--so-called designed event acclimaxing timed happenings". Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. 46 (1): 43–51. PMID 10855082.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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