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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2021, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2021.030805.

Cost Analysis and Legislative Suggestions of Euthanasia From the Perspective of Economics


Shaojie Hao

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Shaojie Hao

International College, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China


Euthanasia has always been one of the hot topics in the medical community. Its starting point is to help patients free themselves from the physical pain and mental suffering they are bearing, so that patients can leave with dignity and dignity at the last moment of their life. However, euthanasia, in essence, is an individual's behavior of deliberately ending life, and its legalization needs to be deeply studied. In view of the current understanding of euthanasia and the current legislative process of euthanasia in China, this paper puts forward relevant legislative suggestions from the concept, economic cost and legislative norms of euthanasia.


Economics; euthanasia; Life autonomy; Economic cost; Legislative recommendations

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Shaojie Hao. Cost Analysis and Legislative Suggestions of Euthanasia From the Perspective of Economics. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 25-29. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2021.030805.


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