Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law (Paperback)

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Margaret Otlowski investigates the complex and controversial issue of active voluntary euthanasia. She critically examines the criminal law prohibition of medically administered active voluntary euthanasia in common law jurisdictions, and carefully looks at the situation as handled in
practice. The evidence of patient demands for active euthanasia and the willingness of some doctors to respond to patients' requests is explored, and an argument for reform of the law is made with reference to the position in the Netherlands (where active voluntary euthanasia is now openly
practiced).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780198298687
ISBN-10: 0198298684
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 30th, 2000
Pages: 616
Language: English