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Application of the doctrine of double effect in end stage disease

Jolly, Maggie and Cornock, Marc (2003). Application of the doctrine of double effect in end stage disease. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 9(6) pp. 240–244.

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore the doctrine of double effect and to identify whether it is appropriate to use the doctrine, and if so when, in end stage disease. The legal principles of the doctrine of double effect will be explored through the examination of three recent cases involving the death of a patient in the UK. The legal distinction between the doctrine of double effect and the intentional act of homicide will be discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1357-6321
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 15914
Depositing User: Users 9047 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2009 14:34
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 11:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15914
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