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Medical Treatment at the End of Life—A British Doctor's Perspective

Michael Wilks

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The rising number of prosecutions for medical manslaughter understandably is a matter of concern within the medical profession, and the complex ethical issues with which a medical professional must ... More


Non-treatment of Severely Disabled Newborns and Criminal Liability Under Spanish Law 1

Sergio Romeo-Malanda

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines whether medical professionals in Spain can be held criminally responsible if they withdraw life-sustaining treatment from severely disabled newborn babies. The focus on the ... More


Intentionally Killing the ‘Permanently Unconscious’

John Finnis

in Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580064
eISBN:
9780191729386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a critique of the decision of the House of Lords in Bland, upholding the withdrawing of food and water from Bland, with intent to terminate his life, on the ground that because ... More


Virtue Theory and the Lawfulness of Withholding or Withdrawing Treatment or Care

David Albert Jones

in Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198796558
eISBN:
9780191837814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796558.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

Virtue theory as best understood both excludes some intentional actions and intentional omissions as inherently incompatible with the goods of worthwhile human practices and seeks the mean between ... More


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