Problem

Denial of the right to die

Nature:
The right to die may be claimed by each individual on account of his or her liberty to decide. For example, terminally ill patients in the final stages of a disease who are experiencing intense pain may wish to die sooner. This desire, which could be fulfilled by the withholding of essential medications and life-support systems, is thwarted by attending physicians, family, and by the general attitude of society.
Narrower Problems:
Criminalization of euthanasia
Related Problems:
Human death
Strategies:
Denying right to die
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
Date of last update
11.12.2001 – 00:00 CET