Is the Doctrine of Double Effect irrelevant in end-of-life decision making?

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Allmark, Peter; Cobb, Mark; Liddle, B. Jane; Tod, Angela;

In this paper, we consider three arguments for the irrelevance of the doctrine of double effect in end-of-life decision making. The third argument is our own and, to that extent, we seek to defend it. The first argument is that end-of-life decisions do not in fact short... View more
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