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.
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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|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|
|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 > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Lawbook Company/Thomson Legal and Regulatory|
|Deposited On:||12 Jul 2011 22:44|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2015 05:37|
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