My father passed away last year from a virus. The doctor told my family that there was nothing more they could do, and when they turned off the machines keeping him alive (he was in a medically induced coma), he would pass away within minutes. My understanding is that euthanasia is the administration of agents that result in someone’s death, but what about turning off machines? My father’s body was not responding to any treatment they tried at that point, and like I said, we were told that there was nothing more they could do.
Was this euthanasia?
I obviously didn’t want this to happen, and I certainly didn’t want anything to result in his death.
If you could say a prayer for him, by the way, I would appreciate it.