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  1. Ethical and medico-legal problems concerning so-called hunger strikers.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    ISALM'93. International symposium. Berlin DEU, 1993/08/30.

    In the Middle European medico-legal climate, the moral rule « salus aegroti suprema lex » has been accepted for a long time.

    In the last few years, under the pressure of fear of accusation of a paternalistic attitude, this postulate has been changed to « voluntas aegroti suprema lex ».

    The question stands : Is this valid in each case and in all the situations ?

    For example, it is possible to use compulsory treatment with those who have not given their informed consent.

    Even the charter of basic human rights and freedom states in its article 6 that everyone has a right of life.

    The law specifies in which cases an individual can be accepted or can be held in a health care institution without his/her consent.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Jeûne alimentaire prolongé, Grève, Homme, Ethique, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Médecine légale, République tchèque, Législation, Comportement, Grève de la faim, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Starvation, Strike, Human, Ethics, Physician, Health staff, Legal medicine, Czech Republic, Legislation, Behavior, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0094378

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.