Causal authorship and the equality principle: a defence of the acts/omissions distinction in euthanasia.

@article{Stauch2000CausalAA,
  title={Causal authorship and the equality principle: a defence of the acts/omissions distinction in euthanasia.},
  author={Marc Stauch},
  journal={Journal of medical education},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={237-41}
}
This paper defends the acts/omissions distinction which underpins the present law on euthanasia, from various criticisms (including from within the judiciary itself), and aims to show that it is supported by fundamental principles. After rejecting arguments that deny the coherence and/or legal relevance of the distinction, the discussion proceeds to focus… CONTINUE READING