Why Causing Death Is Not Necessarily Morally Equivalent to Allowing to Die -- a Response to Ferguson
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1997 Dec; 23(6): 373-376.
Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Death; Euthanasia; Futility; Intention; Involuntary Euthanasia; Killing; Law; Legal Aspects; Legal Liability; Life; Liability; Moral Obligations; Moral Policy; Morality; Pain; Patients; Persistent Vegetative State; Physicians; Public Policy; Terminally Ill; Trust; Withholding Treatment;
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Ferguson, Pamela R. (1997-12)Several cases which have been considered by the courts in recent years have highlighted the legal dilemmas facing doctors whose decisions result in the ending of a patient's life. This paper considers the case of Dr Cox, ...