NO ONE SHOULD NEED PERMISSION TO DIE: The right to refuse treatment is not the same as the right to demand death.

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Yuill, Kevin (2015)
  • Publisher: Brendan O'Neill
  • Subject: sub_law | sub_historyandpolitics | sub_biomedicalsciences
    mesheuropmc: humanities | health care economics and organizations | social sciences

The recent court case of 'C', a 54-year old woman who chose not to undergo dialysis and subsequently died, indicates that the court does not really believe in an individual’s right to act upon a private preference without subjecting him or her to judicial scrutiny. No competent person should need permission to die, and nor should their reasons be questioned by any court.
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