The Limits of Autonomy: Law at the End of Life in England and Wales by Penney J. Lewis

Penny J. Lewis has made available for download her article, “The Limits of Autonomy: Law at the End of Life in England and Wales.”  The Abstract is as follows:

This chapter describes the law governing end of life decision-making in England and Wales. The situation in Scotland is governed by a separate legal regime which will not be covered here. In relation to competent adults, the law seeks to protect their autonomy to make their own medical decisions, although this protection of autonomy is limited by the act/omission distinction and thus does not permit patients to request acts which cause death. The autonomy of those who do not fall into the category of competent adults, including adolescents, children and incompetent adults is not considered by the law to be as important as other values, including protecting life and health.

Download full article at: The Limits of Autonomy: Law at the End of Life in England and Wales by Penney J. Lewis :: SSRN

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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