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The Constitutional Right to Die: Ethical Considerations

By Lawrence O. Gostin


In this commentary, the author first looks at some ethical reasoning supporting physician-assisted dying. Second, he examines some of the lines that have been drawn between withdrawing and withholding life-sustaining treatment on the one hand, and physician-assisted dying on the other. Finally, he relates both of these matters to constitutional reasoning, beginning with Cruzan and ending with the cases before the Supreme Court at the time of the article\u27s publication

Topics: right to die, medical ethics, physician-assisted dying, Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Health Law and Policy, Health Policy
Publisher: Scholarship @ GEORGETOWN LAW
Year: 1997
OAI identifier: oai:scholarship.law.georgetown.edu:facpub-1749
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