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    The Englaro Case: Withdrawal of Treatment from a Patient in a Permanent Vegetative State in Italy.Sofia Moratti - 2010 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19 (3):372-380.
    The international media recently reported the case of Eluana Englaro, a 38-year-old woman in a permanent vegetative state who died in February 2009 following withdrawal of her feeding tube. At the time of her death, she had been unconscious for 17 years. For many years, her father had been seeking permission to allow her to die. His request was rejected by the courts several times on different grounds, until the Italian Supreme Court finally granted it. The case caused considerable political (...)
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    Ethical and legal acceptability of the use of neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) in connection with abstention decisions in Dutch NICUs: interviews with neonatologists.Sofia Moratti - 2011 - Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (1):29-33.
    Background In the Netherlands, using drugs to deliberately end the life of a severely defective newborn baby who is in extreme suffering can be permissible under very precise circumstances. This does not mean that all Dutch neonatologists are willing to engage in such behaviour. This paper discusses the use of neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) in connection with abstention decisions in neonatology and the boundaries between ‘deliberate ending of life’ and other end-of-life decisions. These boundaries are of paramount importance because, of all (...)
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  3. Whose Self-Determination? Barriers to Access to Emergency Hormonal Contraception in Italy.Emanuela Ceva & Sofia Moratti - 2013 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 23 (2):139-167.
    It is a standard requirement of democratic theory that all members of society be treated with equal respect as capable of self-determination (Christiano 2004; Dworkin 1977; Gutmann and Thompson 2004; Patten 2011; Waldron 1999). The fulfillment of this requirement is problematic vis-à-vis conscientious dissenters. Conscientious dissenters refuse to comply with legally enforced duties when compliance risks jeopardizing their moral integrity, because the required behavior would compromise their loyalty to (some of) their moral commitments. Coercing conscientious dissenters into behavior they deem (...)
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    Adverse Psychological Effects to Deep Brain Stimulation: Overturning the Question.Sofia Moratti & Dennis Patterson - 2014 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 5 (4):62-64.
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