How is palliative care and pain management different from euthanasia?

The Goal. The purpose of palliative care and pain management is to support a person with a life-threatening disease and allow them to make the most of whatever time they have left. The purpose of euthanasia is to assist them in ending their life so they don't need to experience (or fear) the pain and disability that can happen at the end of natural life.
Very different! Euthanasia is when someone gives a drug with the intention of hastening a patient's death. Palliative care and pain management are given with the primary intention of easing symptoms. Patients, families, and clinicians sometimes fear that pain relief will hasten death, but studies do not link pain relief with hastening death--this is largely a misconception.
Euthanasia aims at. Ending life. Palliative care acknowleges that all lives end, at at times there are no rationale measures to prolong meaningful life and only life increasingly filled with misery and agony. So the ethical person aims to relieve suffering, reduce pain without hastening natural death.

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What are some alternatives to euthanasia besides from palliative care and pain management?

Cure. Short of a spontaneous or medical cure, these seem like very reasonable options. Read more...
What? Palliative care is not euthanasia! it is initiated when a patient has less than 6 months to live, but this comprehensive comfort-seeking plan allows patients to have a better quality life, while allowing natural death without suffering. Hospice is the most ethical way to manage these difficult situations. No form of euthanasia is ethical. Read more...