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The Ethical Arguments Concerning the Artificial Ventilation of Patients With Motor Neurone Disease
This paper focuses on the ethical dilemmas created by advanced technology that would allow patients with motor neurone disease to be sustained by artificial ventilation. The author attempts to support the patient's right ...
Pain Relief, Acceleration of Death, and Criminal Law
This paper considers whether a physician is criminally liable for administering a dose of painkillers that hastens a patient's death. The common wisdom is that a version of the doctrine of double effect legally protects ...
The Court's Misguided Judicial Activism
(Catholic Bishops of New York, 1996-04-18)