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Does 'Evangelium vitae' 73 apply to assisted dying legislation?

Corby, Paschal M (2017) Does 'Evangelium vitae' 73 apply to assisted dying legislation? Australasian Catholic Record, 94 (3). pp. 288-293. ISSN 0727-3215

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Abstract

Following acts to legalise forms of assisted dying in other countries, the Australian state of Victoria is poised to do the same. In June last year, the Legal and Social Issues Committee of the Parliament of Victoria tabled the report resulting from its inquiry into end of life choices, which recommends the passing of laws that would make it legal for a terminally ill patient at the end of his or her life to ask a doctor to help him or her die. This proposal is currently before a ministerial advisory panel consisting of clinical, legal, health administration and palliative care experts, with the task of drafting a bill to be presented in parliament sometime later this year, to be decided by a conscience vote of its members.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Euthanasia, Law and legislation
Fields of Research: 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Canon Law
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 03:30
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 03:30
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3806

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