International conference on the social sciences and medicine. Peebles (GBR), 1992/09/14.
This paper examines the conundrum racing an individual with a terminal disease who wishes to end his or her lire in a manner that maintains a minimum of dignity.
The State's interest versus the individual's right to live or die is examined in its various aspects.
The inteference by the State supplanting the Church as the authority that interprets the boundaries between life and death, with the individual losing his voice as well as his body to the impersonality or maintaining a life not worth living, is studied, as well as the implicit dangers when the freedom to decide when and who should die is measured against the present international economic situation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort, Thanatologie, Réanimation, Ethique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death, Thanatology, Resuscitation, Ethics, Human
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