Moral

Win the world’s biggest jackpot 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 …

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 …

Therapeutic obstinacy

The aggressive treatment means in the medical field, the use of therapies overly burdensome for the patient, disproportionate to the expected improvement. The refusal of this fury can lead to death. It poses the problem of the conflict between the freedom of the patient and the convictions, even the financial interests, of the medical profession.

Legality of euthanasia

The attempts to change the national government policies on ‘ euthanasia have met, at the beginning of the XXI century, with limited success especially in some Western countries: policies to adopt towards euthanasia have been developed by a number of non-governmental organizations , in particular medical or defense of citizens’ rights. The will to legislate …

Right to die

The term right to die means freedom ethics and the consequent legal possibilities granted by the institutions, for each individual , to commit suicide or undergo euthanasia voluntary. The possession of such a right is often taken to mean that a person with a terminal illness should be allowed to choose freely whether to live …