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(p. 615) 19. Medical Assistance in Dying 

(p. 615) 19. Medical Assistance in Dying
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(p. 615) 19. Medical Assistance in Dying
Author(s):

G. T. Laurie

, S. H. E. Harmon

, and E. S. Dove

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198826217.003.0019
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date: 28 February 2021

This chapter discusses ethical and legal aspects of euthanasia and assisted dying. It first examines the non-voluntary termination of life, covering the relationship between medical treatment and assistance in dying as a matter of failure to treat, and the philosophical concept of ‘double effect’. The chapter then discusses activity and passivity in assisted dying; dying as an expression of patient autonomy; suicide and assisted suicide; physician-assisted suicide; and assisted dying in practice.

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