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Medical Law And Ethics In The Post-Autonomy Age, Roger B. Dworkin Apr 1993

Medical Law And Ethics In The Post-Autonomy Age, Roger B. Dworkin

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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The Legal Dilemma Of Partner Notification During The Hiv Epidemic, Raymond C. O'Brien Jan 1993

The Legal Dilemma Of Partner Notification During The Hiv Epidemic, Raymond C. O'Brien

Scholarly Articles

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Model Consent Forms For Dna Linkage Analysis And Storage, Roger B. Dworkin, R. L. Gold, R. R. Lebel, E. A. Mearns, T Hadro, J. K. Burns Jan 1993

Model Consent Forms For Dna Linkage Analysis And Storage, Roger B. Dworkin, R. L. Gold, R. R. Lebel, E. A. Mearns, T Hadro, J. K. Burns

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Jails And Prisons – Reservoirs Of Tb Disease: Should Defendants With Hiv Infection (Who Cannot Swim) Be Thrown Into The Reservoir?, Faith Colangelo, Mariana Hogan Jan 1993

Jails And Prisons – Reservoirs Of Tb Disease: Should Defendants With Hiv Infection (Who Cannot Swim) Be Thrown Into The Reservoir?, Faith Colangelo, Mariana Hogan

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Active V. Passive Euthanasia: Why Keep The Distinction?, Yale Kamisar Jan 1993

Active V. Passive Euthanasia: Why Keep The Distinction?, Yale Kamisar

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In the past two decades, we have witnessed a "sea change in public, medical, and legislative judgments" about "letting die" and the "right to die." But it is no less true today than it was 35 years ago, when I first wrote about this subject, that in Anglo-American jurisprudence active euthanasia (what used to be called "mercy killing") is murder.


Are Laws Against Assisted Suicide Unconstitutional?, Yale Kamisar Jan 1993

Are Laws Against Assisted Suicide Unconstitutional?, Yale Kamisar

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On 15 February of this year, shortly after the number of people Dr. Jack Kevorkian had helped to commit suicide swelled to fifteen, the Michigan legislature passed a law, effective that very day, making assisted suicide a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. The law, which is automatically repealed six months after a newly established commission on death and dying recommends permanent legislation, prohibits anyone with knowledge that another person intends to commit suicide from "intentionally providing the physical means" by which the other person does so or from "intentionally participat[ing] in a physical act" by which …


Should Active Euthanasia Be Legalized? No: Preserve Traditional Restraints, Yale Kamisar Jan 1993

Should Active Euthanasia Be Legalized? No: Preserve Traditional Restraints, Yale Kamisar

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The distinction between letting people die and killing them by lethal injection is now an integral part of the medico-legal landscape. This is the compromise we have arrived at in the struggle to take a humane approach toward seriously ill patients while still preserving as many traditional restraints against killing as we possibly can. This may be neither the logician's or the philosopher's way to resolve the controversy, but it may nevertheless be a defensible pragmatic way to do so.