The chapter focuses the attention, firstly, on the origins of the right to die and its intersections with the development of life-maintaining medical technologies. Then, the analysis goes on by distinguishing between a right to refusal (current or by an advance directive) medical supports, and the recognition of some form of active aid in suiciding, taking into account the principal elements of the American, Canadian, European and Chinese legal frameworks.

Life-Maintaining Technology and the Right to Die / F.G. Pizzetti - In: The Cambridge Handbook of Information Technology, Life Sciences and Huam Rights / [a cura di] M. Ienca, O. Pollicino, L. Liguori, E. Stefanini, R. Andorno. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022. - ISBN 9781108477833. - pp. 86-101

Life-Maintaining Technology and the Right to Die

F.G. Pizzetti
2022

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The chapter focuses the attention, firstly, on the origins of the right to die and its intersections with the development of life-maintaining medical technologies. Then, the analysis goes on by distinguishing between a right to refusal (current or by an advance directive) medical supports, and the recognition of some form of active aid in suiciding, taking into account the principal elements of the American, Canadian, European and Chinese legal frameworks.
Euthanasia; Right to die; Assisted Suicide; Die With Dignity; Natural Death; Advance Directives Living Wills; Palliative Cares
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