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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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GARCIA OTERO, Alicia  and  SABIO, María Fernanda. ¿Is there a moral justification for euthanasia?. Rev. amer. med. respiratoria [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.4, pp.206-209. ISSN 1852-236X.

The asymmetry in medical praxis involves patient vulnerability, since the patient does not have the knowledge needed to understand properly such praxis. We ought to add the expectation generated by medicine in the last decades and these expectations not always can be satisfied. The impossibility to resolve some patient situation and the technology progress have led to conflict situations giving rise to the euthanasia debate. In this paper we explore the specificity of the medical praxis, different types of euthanasia and medical view on this practice. Finally, we reply the question on euthanasia moral legitimacy and assisted suicide.

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