Euthanasia, dying well and the slippery slope

ALLMARK, P. J. (1993). Euthanasia, dying well and the slippery slope. Journal of advanced nursing, 18 (8), 1178-1182.

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Abstract

Arguments in favour of voluntary euthanasia tend to be put in utilitarian terms. This paper suggests an alternative, neo-Aristotelian argument justifying certain individual acts of both suicide and voluntary euthanasia. It goes on to examine the slippery slope arguments against legalizing euthanasia. It is suggested that such arguments cut both ways. However, the suggestion that we ought therefore to permit a social experiment in voluntary euthanasia is set alongside the Dutch experience. The latter seems to imply that if such experiments are to take place then great caution needs to be applied.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1993.18081178.x
Depositing User: Caroline Fixter
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 17:20
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2010 17:20
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1754

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