Why I wrote my advance decision to refuse life-prolonging treatment: and why the law on sanctity of life remains problematic.

@article{Gillon2016WhyIW,
  title={Why I wrote my advance decision to refuse life-prolonging treatment: and why the law on sanctity of life remains problematic.},
  author={Raanan Gillon},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={
          376-82
        }
}
This paper, pursuing themes indefatigably defended in this journal and elsewhere by Professors Jenny and Celia Kitzinger, explains what led me to write my own advance decision (AD) to refuse life-prolonging treatment if I become legally incapacitated to make my own healthcare decisions for longer than 3 months and am medically assessed as very unlikely to regain such legal capacity. I attach my Advance Decision to Refuse Life Prolonging Treatment to the online version of this paper for comment… CONTINUE READING
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