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Defending the sanctity of life principle : a reply to John Keown

McGee, Andrew (2011) Defending the sanctity of life principle : a reply to John Keown. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4), pp. 820-834.

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Abstract

This article is a response to Professor Keown’s criticism of my paper “Finding a Way Through the Ethical and Legal Maze: Withdrawal of Medical Treatment and Euthanasia” (2005) 13 (3) Medical Law Review 357. The article takes up and responds to a number of criticisms raised by Keown in an attempt to further the debate concerning the moral and legal status of withdrawing life-sustaining measures, its distinction from euthanasia, and the implications of the lawfulness of withdrawal for the principle of the sanctity of life.

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ID Code: 42598
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Intention, Foresight, Double Effect, Sanctity of Life, Pain Relief, Withholding and Withdrawing Life-prolonging Measures, Prolonging Life, Shortening Life, Test of Failure, End of Life
ISSN: 1320-159X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Bioethics (human and animal) (220101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Medical Ethics (220106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Lawbook Company/Thomson Legal and Regulatory
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2011 08:44
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 17:20

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