ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Vivek R MinochaSubscribe to Vivek R Minocha

Euthanasia: A Social Science Perspective

The social sciences, more specifically medical sociology/anthropology have extensively probed issues related to the body, illness and pain. However, issues surrounding death and dying, more specifically, euthanasia are relatively conspicuous by their absence. This article seeks to show up the contexts that define euthanasia as a "just" option. It attempts to unravel other issues like the quality of end-of-life care, familial support, degree of dependency, agency in decision-making, ethical dilemma and related discourses that help us understand euthanasia in cross-cultural contexts.
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