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: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications
Depositing User: Kevin Yuill
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 08:16
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:38
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6041
ORCID for Kevin Yuill: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6321-6616

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