Euthanasia, Death with Dignity and the Law

Euthanasia, Death with Dignity and the Law

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Many advocates of euthanasia consider the criminal law to be an inappropriate medium to adjudicate the profound ethical and humanitarian dilemmas associated with end of life decisions. 'Euthanasia, Death with Dignity and the Law' examines the legal response to euthanasia and end of life decisions and considers whether legal reform is an appropriate response to calls for euthanasia to be more readily available as a mechanism for providing death with dignity.Through an analysis of consent to treatment, living wills and autonomous medical decision making, euthanasia is carefully located within its legal, medical, and social contexts. This book focuses on the impact of euthanasia on the dignity of both the recipient and the practitioner while emphasising the legal, professional, and ethical implications of euthanasia and its significance for the exercise of clinical discretion. It will provide a valuable addition to the euthanasia debate.abuses, and it is appropriate therefore that any move towards permissive legal reform should incorporate professional ... about euthanasia each chapter can stand alone, so that scholars interested in the law and ethics of consent, or the issuesanbsp;...

Title:Euthanasia, Death with Dignity and the Law
Author:Hazel Biggs
Publisher:Hart Publishing - 2001


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