Intention and Causation in Medical Non-Killing: The Impact of Criminal Law Concepts on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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November 2006



Analyzing the criminal concepts of intention and causation in euthanasia, this book explores a range of disciplines and offers an alternative legal framework based on grading different categories of killing into a formalized justificatory defence.


The Concept of Intention. The Principle of Double Effect. Acts and Omissions. Causation. Is a Patient who Refuses Treatment Committing Suicide? Does a Doctor who Withdraws Treatment Assist in a Patient's Suicide? Reforms and the Future


Glenys Williams is at the Department of Law, University of Wales Aberystwyth.

EAN: 9781844720279
ISBN: 1844720276
Untertitel: 'Biomedical Law and Ethics Libr'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UCL PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 221 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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