Quello che la legge non dice. L’interruzione delle terapie di sostegno vitale in assenza di una volontà espressa dall’infermo

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  • Giuseppe Giaimo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15168/2284-4503-520

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Human dignity, vegetative state, substituted judgement, best interest

Abstract

The essay deals with the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from an adult in permanent vegetative state or in a minimally conscious state, in the absence of a will expressed by the patient. The Italian l. n. 219/2017 has not changed matters, because it does not explain how, in this case, autonomy and human dignity can be properly safeguarded. Under a comparative point of view, the essay deals with the French and the English statutory framework governing the scrutiny of any decision to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration.

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2020-03-10

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Giaimo G. Quello che la legge non dice. L’interruzione delle terapie di sostegno vitale in assenza di una volontà espressa dall’infermo. BioLaw [Internet]. 10 marzo 2020 [citato 28 gennaio 2023];(1):123-39. Available at: https://teseo.unitn.it/biolaw/article/view/1462

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