Natural Law, Non-Voluntary Euthanasia, and Public Policy [chapter]

Joseph Drew, Bligh Grant
2018 Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations  
Natural law philosophy asserts that there are universally binding and universally evident principles that can be determined to guide the actions of persons. Moreover, many of these principles have been enshrined in both statute and common law, thus ensuring their saliency for staff and institutions charged with palliative care. We examine the often emotive and politicized matter of (non-voluntary) euthanasia -acts or omissions made with the intent of causing or hastening death -with reference
more » ... h -with reference to natural law philosophy. This leads us to propose a number of important public policy remedies to ensure dignity in dying for the patient, and their associates.
doi:10.1108/s1529-209620180000020006 fatcat:34wyh2ofyndqnjqnirilzihj3u