Laura Palazzani

Bioethics: a debate between the duty to live and the right to die

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Keywords: Futile Medical Care; Euthanasia; Disproportionate/Proportionate Treatments; Palliative Care; Humanization of Death.

Starting from a critical exploration of extreme theories supporting a right to die and an unconditional duty to live, this article investigates a set of shared bioethical orientations in the context of determinations of the appropriateness/inappropriateness of treatment undertaken within the doctor/patient relationship, and the importance of palliative care. The goal pursued is to devise a possible reference framework for regulating the doctor/patient relationship at the end of human life.

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