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Care of the Vulnerable Elderly
A paper by Rev Dr John Berry, printed in the Catholic Medical Quarterly.
Eight Reasons Not to Legalize Physician Assisted Suicide (2015)
David Albert Jones argues that legalizing physician assisted suicide would not address the needs of the dying but would threaten people with disabilities and those who are suicidal. It would undermine key principles of law, medical ethics and palliative care and would not be controllable. A pdf is available here.
Human Dignity and Respect for the Elderly (1998)
by Professor Luke Gormally
Human Dignity in Healthcare: A Virtue Ethics Approach (2012)
Legislating for Advance Refusals of Treatment: What is at issue? (1998)
Luke Gormally shows that making advance refusals legally binding will undermine the doctor-patient relationship and promote the cause of euthanasia. A pdf is available here.
The Varieties of Human Dignity: A Logical and Conceptual Analysis (2012)
[Epub ahead of print]