MERCY KILLING

is the killing of an animal or human being prematurely where they would have otherwise suffered for a prolonged period of time due to an incurable illness or as a result of the medication the human or animal was placed on.

MERCY KILLING: "A mercy killing normally occurs at the request of a patient for example because the pain they will go through will be greater than the pain they went through if just injected with a drug."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MERCY KILLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mercy-killing/ (accessed November 27, 2020).
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