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Title:Criminal law dilemmas in withholding and withdrawal in intensive care
Authors:Korošec, Damjan (Author)
Univerza v Mariboru (Authorship owner)
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URL http://journals.um.si/index.php/medicine/article/view/8
Work type:Scientific work (r2)
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:PF - Faculty of Law
Abstract:Regarding the question under which conditions a physician in Slovenia is allowed to omit life-prolonging medical treatment of dying patients, the main legal source is the Patient Rights Act, adopted in Slovenia in 2008 (parallel to Criminal Code of Slovenia). Under this law, there are two possible circumstances in deciding about life-prolonging medical treatment regarding dying patients: a) on the basis of the so-called patient's testament in the sense of Art. 34 of the Patient Rights Act; and b) without any known patient's testament in the sense of Art. 34 of the Patient Rights Act. Such decisions can also be contrary to a decisive wish of relatives of the dying patient to prolong the patientʼs life under all circumstances. If this decision is reached with full respect of the Patient Rights Act as well as the rules of medical science, omitting life prolonging medical treatment cannot be unlawful in the sense of medical criminal law.
Keywords:substantive criminal law, omission, life prolonging, medical treatment, Slovenia
Year of publishing:2016
Number of pages:str. 21-39
Numbering:št. 1, Letn. 9
ISSN on article:2463-7955
COBISS_ID:14889297 Link is opened in a new window
Copyright:Univerza v Mariboru
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Title:Medicine, law & society
Publisher:Univerzitetna založba Univerze v Mariboru, Pravna fakulteta Univerze v Mariboru, Medicinska fakulteta Univerze v Mariboru
COBISS.SI-ID:281851136 New window

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Keywords:zdravstvo, kazensko pravo, medicina in pravo, Slovenija


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