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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