BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1985 Jun 22; 290(6485): 1890-1891.
In one of a series of articles on philosophical medical ethics, Gillon examines problems associated with the term "rights." He focuses first on the distinction between legal and institutional rights on the one hand and moral rights on the other, and then on the distinction between universal moral rights possessed by all human beings and those moral rights that arise as a result of prior actions or special social relationships. Finally, he discusses the distinction between rights that impose moral obligations on others to act and rights that require others to refrain from acting. (KIE abstract)
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