The personhood paradox and the 'right to die'

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Abstract

Considers how the concept of personhood operates in end of life decision making, including the extent to which the right to die constitutes a paradox of personhood. Examines philosophical arguments on the properties of personhood and how the concept differs from mere existence as a human being. Assesses how these arguments affect the debate on the quality of life of persons in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) or with terminal illnesses.
LanguageEnglish
Pages80-101
Number of pages21
JournalMedical Law Review
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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quality of life
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Quality of Life

Keywords

  • euthanasia
  • human dignity
  • morals and law
  • persistent vegetative state
  • terminal illness

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