- Terminal Condition
- Right to Die
- Suffer or Suffering
- Palliative Care of Comfort Care
- Physician Assisted Suicide
- Advance Directive
- Living Will
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
- Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 449.626(2)
An incurable and irreversible condition that, without the administration of life-sustaining treatment, will, in the opinion of the attending physician, result in death within a relatively short time.
As per Nevada Revised Statutes 449.590
Right to Die
Cases and statutes which recognize in some instances the right of a dying person to decline extraordinary treatment and the right of such a person's guardian to ask the court to substitute its judgment for that of the dying person who no longer has the mental capacity to make such judgment.
As per Black's Law Dictionary
Palliative Care or Comfort Care
Care directed toward the quality of life of patients who are dying, including the relief of pain and other symptoms, attention to the psychological and spiritual needs of the patient, and providing support for the dying patient and the patient's family.
As per American Medical Association.
Physician Assisted Suicide
The provision of the means or information to kill oneself where the intent in providing the information is to aid the patient in committing a suicidal act.
As per American Medical Association
A patient-generated document specifying your desire regarding your future medical treatment under certain specified conditions. There are two types of Advance Directives. The first is the Living Will and the second is Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care .
For a patient to express his healthcare choices ahead of time regarding whether he wants life-sustaining treatment to begin or to continue if he is unable to communicate his wishes. This document goes into effect only when you are not longer able to communicate with healthcare providers and are determined by the doctor to have an incurable, irreversible condition.
- The spouse of the patient;
- An adult child of the patient or, if there is more than one child, a majority of the adult children who are reasonably available for consultation;
- The parents of the patient;
- An adult sibling of the patient or, if there is more than one adult sibling, a majority of the adult siblings who are reasonably available for consultation; or
- The nearest other adult relative of the patient by blood or adoption who is reasonably available for consultation.