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The personhood paradox and the 'right to die'

Ford, Mary (2005) The personhood paradox and the 'right to die'. Medical Law Review, 13 (1). pp. 80-101. ISSN 0967-0742

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Abstract

Considers how the concept of personhood operates in end of life decision making, including the extent to which the right to die constitutes a paradox of personhood. Examines philosophical arguments on the properties of personhood and how the concept differs from mere existence as a human being. Assesses how these arguments affect the debate on the quality of life of persons in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) or with terminal illnesses.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3366
Keywords: euthanasia, human dignity, morals and law, persistent vegetative state, terminal illness, Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine , Law (General), Ethics, Law, Medicine (miscellaneous)
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Law > Law (General)
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Ethics
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
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    Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:00
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3366

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