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dc.creatorKeown, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T21:19:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T21:19:22Zen
dc.date.created1997en
dc.date.issued1997en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine and Law: World Association for Medical Law 1997; 16(4): 805-811en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Euthanasia+in+England:+courts,+committees+and+consistency&title=Medicine+and+Law:+World+Association+for+Medical+Law+&volume=16&issue=4&spage=805-811&date=1997&au=Keown,+Johnen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/899803en
dc.description.abstractPart I of this paper considers three competing ethical approaches to the valuation of human life: "Vitalism', 'Inviolability', and 'Worth'. Part II argues that, largely as a result of the case of Airedale NHS Trust v Bland, English law relating to 'euthanasia' (the intentional shortening of a patient's life, by act or omission, as part of his/her medical care) is in a morally and intellectually inconsistent state, incorporating Inviolability by prohibiting doctors from intentionally killing patients by an act but adopting Worth by permitting them intentionally to kill certain patients by omission. Part III maintains that the recent Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics missed an opportunity to recommend the resolution of this inconsistency.en
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dc.sourceeweb:171451en
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectKillingen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.subject.classificationBioethics Commissions / Councilsen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleEuthanasia in England: Courts, Committees and Consistencyen
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