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The Euthanasia Debate

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The debate regarding the practice and legalization of active voluntary euthanasia has existed for many years and there is already a wealth of literature on this subject from a variety of disciplines ... More


The Changing Climate For Reform

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the changing climate for legal reform with regard to active voluntary euthanasia by considering a number of related issues: public opinion which appears to be increasingly in ... More


The Netherlands

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Apart from the Northern Territory of Australia, where legislation has recently been enacted, the country which has come closest to the legalization of active voluntary euthanasia is the Netherlands. ... More


Options For Reform

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Whilst there is strong support for reform of the law as borne out by recent public opinion polls and polls conducted amongst the medical profession, there is less certainty or agreement about the ... More


Moves Towards Reform

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The preceding chapter concentrated on the changing climate for legal reform within the medical profession and on the wider community generally regarding the issue of active voluntary euthanasia, ... More


Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Margaret Otlowski

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book tackles the complex and controversial issue of active voluntary euthanasia and argues convincingly for a reform of the criminal law prohibition in common law jurisdictions. It critically ... More


The Position in Practice: Doctors’ Practices and the Law Applied

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

It is evident that there is, in law, a significant distinction between passive and active euthanasia. The position is that passive euthanasia can in certain circumstances be lawfully performed. ... More


Active Euthanasia

Franklin G. Miller and Robert D. Truog

in Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation: Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199739172
eISBN:
9780199918683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739172.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Conventional medical ethics relating to end-of-life decisions draws two bright lines between ethically permitted and forbidden practices. Clinicians may withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment ... More


Euthanasia: The Way We do It, the Way They do It

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Because we tend to be rather myopic in our discussions of death and dying, especially about the issues of active euthanasia and assisted suicide, it is valuable to place the question of how we go ... More


Introduction

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book examines the current legal prohibition of active voluntary euthanasia in a number of common law jurisdictions, and considers whether there is a need for reform of criminal law. The focus is ... More


Conclusion

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book has shown that there is a sharp distinction in the criminal law approach to passive and active euthanasia. Whilst the law recognizes the patient's right to refuse treatment and permits ... More


Dying

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Is euthanasia justified and, if so, when? Answering this question is the main concern of this chapter. Euthanasia implies deliberately assisting someone to die in order to benefit that person. It has ... More


Euthanasia Under the Criminal Law

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the present state of criminal law in the United Kingdom and other common law jurisdictions regarding the practice of active and passive euthanasia. Despite the similarities ... More


New Life in the Assisted-Death Debate: Scheduled Drugs versus NuTech

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the years since Dr. Jack Kevorkian went to jail, public involvement with the issues of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia may seem to have subsided in the United States. ... More


Legal Form and Moral Judgement: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Alan Norrie

in The Structures of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199644315
eISBN:
9780191732249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644315.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

The ethical formalism at the core of criminal law concepts of responsibility plays an important role in permitting courts to make moral decisions without appearing to do so in cases of euthanasia. ... More


Euthanasia: different moves towards punitive permissiveness

Caroline Preidel and Christoph Knill

in On the Road to Permissiveness?: Change and Convergence of Moral Regulation in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198743989
eISBN:
9780191803987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743989.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter shows that European countries developed highly different regulations of euthanasia ranging from its prohibition to the permission of passive euthanasia, assisted suicide, or even active ... More


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