Problems of Personhood and Personal Identity: Do Advance Directives Allow One Person to Kill Another?
Monash Bioethics Review 1998 April; 17(2): 14-21
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Kuhse, Helga (1999-12)In this paper, I consider objections to advance directives based on the claim that there is a discontinuity of interests, and of personal identity, between the time a person executes an advance directive and the time when ...
Interpreting Advance Directives: Ethical Considerations of the Interplay Between Personal and Cultural Identity Schicktanz, Silke (2009-06)In many industrialized countries ethicists and lawyers favour advance directives as a tool to guarantee patient autonomy in end-of-life-decisions. However, most citizens seem reluctant to adopt the practice; the number of ...