A national survey of Italian physicians’ attitudes towards end-of-life decisions following the death of Eluana Englaro

@article{Solarino2011ANS,
  title={A national survey of Italian physicians’ attitudes towards end-of-life decisions following the death of Eluana Englaro},
  author={Biagio Solarino and Francesco Bruno and Giacomo Frati and Alessandro S. Dell’Erba and Paola Frati},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={542-549}
}
Ethical issues regarding patient care have recently been raised in Italy by the case of Eluana Englaro, a 36-year-old woman who remained in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 17 years. There are no specific laws on the books in Italy regarding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. In November 2008, a controversial decision by the Italian Supreme Court granted the woman’s father his wish to discontinue nutrition and hydration provided to her. Because of this historic decision, the… CONTINUE READING