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The Right to Die with Dignity: An Argument in Ethics and Law

Health Law & Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 2-8, Spring 2008

7 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2008  

Raphael Cohen-Almagor

University of Hull

Date Written: October 30, 2008

Abstract

The article discusses the way people wish to die, analyzing the legal situation in countries that permit either euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. While criticizing the Dutch, Belgian and Swiss models, I argue that the Oregon model is the one with apparently little abuse. Building on the experiences of Oregon, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Northern Territory of Australia, the article ends with a set of guidelines to improve the conduct of PAS.

Keywords: dignity, abuse, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, Oregon, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Northern Territory of Australia

JEL Classification: 100, 118

Suggested Citation

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, The Right to Die with Dignity: An Argument in Ethics and Law (October 30, 2008). Health Law & Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 2-8, Spring 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1292302

Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Contact Author)

University of Hull ( email )

Cottingham Road
Hull, Great Britain HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.hull.ac.uk/rca

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