Carlo Alberto Defanti

Quality of Life, Medical Decisions on the End of Life and the Argument of the Nazi Turn in Bioethics

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The essay discusses the concept of quality of life in medicine by analyzing its controversial adoption within the decisional processes concerning the end of life. Particularly, the Author considers the argument of the Nazi turn in bioethics, reading the 1920 pamphlet of Binding and Hoche about the annihilation of the "unworthy" lives.


  • Quality of life
  • medical decisions
  • end of life
  • Binding and Hoche


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