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Between euthanasia and therapeutic obstinacy: palliative care


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Abstract

The article deals with three "medical" options about the end of a man's life. The first two, respectively euthanasia and therapeutic obstinacy, are misunderstandings of human nature and dignity at the end of life and do not accept, in the end, that death is a human fact.

That is why, in this article, a third option is advocated: for the medical service of Palliative Care because comprehensively cares for terminally ill patients, with In order that they may lead a full life, within the context of the terminal illness.

Keywords

euthanasia, therapeutic obstinacy, palliative care, death, nature, human, patients, legalize, dignity, contrary, action, economic, consequently, freedom, autonomy

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