Eutanasia (Parte giuridica - Diritti positivi odierni, parti speciali)

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Euthanasia (Legal Part - Today's Positive Rights, Special Parts)

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[Autom. eng. transl.] the Abstract can be effectively represented by the Summary: 1. The notion of euthanasia and its boundaries. - 2. The particular rank of the good represented by human life and the reasons for its unavailability. - 3. The assessment of death. - 4. Distinction with respect to abstention from disproportionate therapeutic treatments. - 5. The relationship with individual autonomy. - 6. The current refusal to apply proportionate therapies. - 7. Interruption of therapeutic treatments and advance declarations of treatment: the role of the reference to proportionality. - 8. On some tendencies intended to legitimize practices of omission euthanasia and on the interpretation of art. 32 of the Constitution - 9. The non-therapeutic character of hydration and nutrition. - 10. The risk of pressure to stand back against patients in a state of unsolvable existential precariousness. - 11. The problem of euthanasia in the prenatal and neonatal fields.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Euthanasia (Legal Part - Today's Positive Rights, Special Parts)
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationEnciclopedia di bioetica e scienza giuridica
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • consenso nell'attività terapeutica
  • eutanasia
  • proporzionalità delle terapie
  • rifiuto delle terapie

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