NO ONE SHOULD NEED PERMISSION TO DIE: The right to refuse treatment is not the same as the right to demand death.

Yuill, Kevin (2015) NO ONE SHOULD NEED PERMISSION TO DIE: The right to refuse treatment is not the same as the right to demand death. Spiked-online.

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Abstract

The recent court case of 'C', a 54-year old woman who chose not to undergo dialysis and subsequently died, indicates that the court does not really believe in an individual’s right to act upon a private preference without subjecting him or her to judicial scrutiny. No competent person should need permission to die, and nor should their reasons be questioned by any court.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
Culture > History and Politics
Law > Law
Divisions: Creative and Cultural Practices Beacon > Media and Cultural Studies Workstream
Faculty of Education and Society > Department of Culture
Units of Assessment > 30 History (UoS)
Culture and Regional Studies Beacon
Depositing User: Kevin Yuill
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 08:16
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 18:06
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6041

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