Eluana Englaro, chronicle of a death foretold: ethical considerations on the recent right-to-die case in Italy.

@article{Luchetti2010EluanaEC,
  title={Eluana Englaro, chronicle of a death foretold: ethical considerations on the recent right-to-die case in Italy.},
  author={Marco Luchetti},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          333-5
        }
}
In 1992, Eluana Englaro was involved in a car accident in Italy that eventually left her in a permanent vegetative state requiring artificial nutrition and hydration. This paper, after briefly reviewing Eluana's case, gives a chronicle of Eluana last months until her death on 9 February 2009, and discusses the right-to-die controversy in Italy. For many years, Mr Englaro, Eluana's father, would litigate to enforce what he considered to be his daughter's wish to discontinue life-prolonging… CONTINUE READING

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