terminally ill


: having a disease that cannot be cured and will cause death

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Recent Examples on the Web Eleven states have legalized the practice for terminally ill patients – in May of last year, Vermont joined Oregon in allowing non-residents to travel there for their assisted suicide program. Christina Coulter, Fox News, 3 Mar. 2024 These laws allow terminally ill patients to get a prescription for life-ending medications from a doctor. Dan Gorenstein, NPR, 25 Feb. 2024 Unabashedly sporting the most inauspicious of titles, a three-hour running time and a logline that features terminally ill elders and self-destructive descendants, German feature Dying (Sterben) looks like a hard sell on paper. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 Catholic directives also ban medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients. Rachana Pradhan and Hannah Recht, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2024 Suncoast stars 19-year-old actress Nico Parker as Doris, a teenager who is helping her mother Kristine (Laura Linney) care for her terminally ill brother, Max (Cree Kawa). Monica Mercuri, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Some also raised concerns that allowing terminally ill patients to choose death would eventually open the door for disabled people who are not terminal to choose an early death as well. Alex Derosier, Twin Cities, 26 Jan. 2024 The guest of honor is Sol’s terminally ill father, Tona (Mateo García Elizondo), observing what will likely be his final birthday. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 The two are heading to a birthday party for her terminally ill father Tona (Mateo García Elizondo), one which will likely be his last. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 28 Jan. 2024

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“Terminally ill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminally%20ill. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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