Death Rites: Law and Ethics at the End of Life by Lee, Robert Lee, Derek Morgan

By Lee, Robert Lee, Derek Morgan

A well timed and provocative assortment which surveys the felony and moral concerns surrounding the clinical and felony administration of loss of life and loss of life. Aimed to be obtainable to these from either the worlds of legislations and drugs, this quantity focuses uniquely upon questions more and more major for either units of practitioners, as new clinical applied sciences are used extra usually to interfere to save lots of and expand lives, occasionally with no regard for the standard of lifetime of people who find themselves being saved alive.

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77 In the House of Lords Lord Goff, with whom two others purported78 to agree, did treat the evidence as relevant, and the withdrawal of consent justifiable, in effect, on Bolam79 grounds. The speech of Lord BrowneWilkinson80 also treated the doctor’s view as being of importance. 82 All the judges in Bland regarded the case as revolving solely around the legal position of the patient as subject, and were not prepared to countenance explicitly the intervention of any other kind of consideration.

23 Bowers v. Hardwick 478 US 186 (1986). ) at p. 417 et seq. Richards, ‘Constitutional privacy, the right to die and the meaning of life: a moral analysis’, William and Mary Law Review 22 (1981):327; and Linda Fentiman, ‘Privacy and personhood revisited: a new framework for substitute decisionmaking for the incompetent, incurable adult’, George Washington Law Review 57 (1989):801. 26 At p. 252. 27 She cites the famous judgment of Brandeis J, dissenting in New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann, 285 US 262, 311 (1932).

In a series of decisions the English courts have made it clear that the family does have a role to discharge in the taking of decisions in this area. They have all dealt with the treatment of neonates, in respect of whom there 24 PETER ALLDRIDGE is a presumption that the parents’ consent is a relevant matter,55 but nevertheless the same principles may well apply. In the case of Re J56 the question was whether a child should be treated in the event that it suffered a further seizure of a type which, if not treated, could prove fatal.

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