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dc.contributor.author Glenys en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-04T16:16:31Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-04T16:16:31Z
dc.date.issued 2006-12-21 en_US
dc.identifier 1-84472-027-6 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Williams , G 2006 , Intention and Causation in Medical Non-Killing: The impact of criminal law concepts on euthanasia and assisted suicide . Taylor & Francis . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 78497 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/718 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/718
dc.description.abstract This book criticises the way in which the courts rely so exclusively on the criminal concepts of intention and causation in medical end-of-life decision-making. Although they provide the means by which culpability, blameworthiness and liability are ascribed, ascertaining the mens rea and actus reus elements is problematic in the medical scenario where a doctor’s role and responsibilities (when a patient dies following the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment or the administration of pain-killing medication) distinguishes him from a ‘cold-blooded’ murderer. In looking at a wide range of disciplines, this book aims to raise awareness as to the inadequate and inappropriate legal framework within which judges have to operate. It sets out the way in which they have devised certain ‘defences’ for doctors, and suggests a solution based on formalising these ‘defences’ and creating a medical mercy-killing type offence which would specifically take into account the relevance of motive, context and consent. This would enable a more open and honest approach which would, in turn, provide the certainty, consistency and equality required by the law. en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.title Intention and Causation in Medical Non-Killing: The impact of criminal law concepts on euthanasia and assisted suicide en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Law & Criminology en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Law and Criminology en_US


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