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2018 | 46 | 2 | 133-149

Article title

Ortotanazja – etyczny aspekt umierania

Title variants

EN
ORTHOTHANASIA. THE ETHICAL ASPECT OF DYING

Languages of publication

PL

Abstracts

EN
Orthothanasia is a concept introduced to medical ethics quite recently. It refers to abandoning the efforts to sustain life artificially in a terminally ill patient. It consists in withdrawing extraordinary measures and obtaining the patient’s consent to die. The article analyzes not only the arising ethical issues, but also the legal aspects of the problem. It also discusses the possibilities and options offered to patients by health service institutions across the world, as well as the specific problems which patients and their caregivers have to face in Poland.

Year

Volume

46

Issue

2

Pages

133-149

Physical description

Contributors

  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Zakład Filozofii i Bioetyki Collegium Medicum, ul. Michałowskiego 12, 31-126 Kraków, Poland

References

Document Type

Publication order reference

Identifiers

YADDA identifier

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