Chapter 6 medicine and ethics

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Euthanasia

The act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal; mercy killing.

Contingent

likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; a representative group forming part of a larger body

Incompatible

incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification

Liability

the state of being legally obliged and responsible

Opinion

a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

Professionalism

the ability to handle problems and criticism gracefully and maturely

Public Domain

property rights that belong to the community at large, are unprotected by copyright or patent, and are subject to use by anyone

Rights

Powers or privileges granted to people either by an agreement among themselves or by law

Routine

an unvarying or habitual method of procedure

Sociologic

Oriented or directed toward social needs and problems.

Veracity

truthfulness or accuracy; conformity to fact or truth

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