Choosing  death or  life:  law,  medicine and  patients' rights

McLean, S.A. and Morgan, D. (2009) Choosing  death or  life:  law,  medicine and  patients' rights. Juridical Review, 14(2), pp. 129-148.

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Analyses, with reference to case law, the legal arguments relating to end-of- life decision-making, including the notions of: (1) the sanctity of  life; (2) double effect, applicable in such cases where treatment to ease pain has the foreseen consequence of hastening  death; (3) the futility of  life-sustaining treatment; (4) the possible "slippery slope" with regard to legislative developments; and (5) autonomy in end-of- life choices.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McLean, Professor Sheila
Authors: McLean, S.A., and Morgan, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Juridical Review

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