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.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 11.12.2001 – 00:00 CET