The Opinion of the Italian Committee for Bioethics “Bioethical reflections on medically assisted suicide”

  • Claudio Sartea | claudio.sartea@uniroma2.it Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi “Tor Vergata”, Roma, Italy.

Abstract

In July 2019 the Italian Committee for Bioethics approved and published an Opinion entitled “Bioethical reflections on medically assisted suicide”. This paper, after a brief presentation of the institutional history of this document, seeks answers to some bioethical questions touched by the Opinion. What emerges is a critical reading that goes beyond individual questions (and especially the legal and juridical profiles involved), and refers to the need for a new meditation on the meaning of bioethics and its relationship with philosophical anthropology and identity issues.

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Published
2019-10-15
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Original Articles
Keywords:
suicide, euthanasia, self-determination, Italian Committee for Bioethics, therapeutic obstinacy
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Sartea, C. (2019). The Opinion of the Italian Committee for Bioethics “Bioethical reflections on medically assisted suicide”. Medicina E Morale. Retrieved from https://medicinaemorale.it/index.php/mem/article/view/590