Just when you thought the euthanasia debate had died

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (1):69-78 (2008)

The death by assisted suicide in Switzerland of Australian Dr. John Elliott, in early 2007 has highlighted the inadequacy of the law pertaining to medical decisions at end-of-life, both from a legal as well as ethical perspective. Despite being illegal in most jurisdictions around the world, physician-assisted death is a reality, in part because of the flexibility, inconsistent application and, at times, invisibility, of laws surrounding it. The appropriate response to this should be greater transparency by a reform of the law.
Keywords Euthanasia  Physician-assisted suicide  Law and ethics  End-of-life decisions  Withdrawing and withholding of treatment  Palliative treatment  Terminal sedation
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DOI 10.1007/s11673-008-9084-7
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