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Forensic Medicine

The forensic medicine , one also called legal medicine , medical jurisprudence or legal medicine is the branch of medicine that applies all medical knowledge and biological necessary for solving the problems posed by the law . The forensic physician assists judges and courts in the administration of justice , determining the source of injuries …

Terri Schiavo case

The Terri Schiavo case was a right-to-die legal case in the United States from 1990 to 2005, involving Theresa Marie “Terri” Schiavo, a woman in an irreversible persistent vegetative state. Schiavo’s husband and legal guardian argued that Schiavo would not have wanted prolonged artificial life support without the prospect of recovery, and elected to remove …

Catholic Moral Theology

According to the Catholic Church , the moral theology is the part of the Catholic theology ” that deals with the systematic study of the ethical principles of the supernatural revealed doctrine “, applying them to everyday life of the Catholic and the Church . This theology is partly encompassed by the systematic theology . …

Moral Theology

The moral theology is a branch of theology , dealing with good and evil in human behavior . Most religions have a component moral (we speak because of religious morality as opposed to the secular moral ), and address the problem of ethics approaches historically dominated by secular ethics. From a theological point of view …

Secular morality

The secular moral or secular moral philosophy is dealing with the morality independently of the religious traditions . It is opposed to religious morality and identification of religion as a source of morality, and the moral foundation of freethinkers and humanists , among others.

Moral

The moral is a set of norms, beliefs, values and customs that direct or guide the behavior of people in society. Morality allows to distinguish which actions are correct (good) and which are incorrect (bad). Another perspective is defined as the knowledge of what man must do or avoid to maintain social stability.

Double effect principle

The principle of double effect is a “principle of practical reasoning used to determine the legality or illegality of an action that produces or can produce two effects, of which one is good and the other is bad.” 1 “[T] he main idea behind the principle of double effect is that a person is not …

Terminal sedation

The terminal sedation is a procedure doctor for that conceptually there is still no clear definition and is still controversially discussed. Essentially it is the administration of drugs with a strong calming effect and sedative to a person who is on the verge of death. Because there is in principle the possibility of accelerating the …

Euthanasia and the slippery slope

Critics of euthanasia sometimes claim that legalizing any form of the practice will lead to a slippery slope effect, resulting eventually in non-voluntary or even involuntary euthanasia. The slippery slope argument has been present in the euthanasia debate since at least the 1930s. Lawyer Eugene Volokh argued in his article The Mechanism of the Slippery …