When the patient requests the end of his/her life

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Mario Riccio
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 142-161 File size 768 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2011-001010 IT
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Mario Riccio is the physician who assisted Piergiorgio Welby in the final phase of his life. In this article, Ricci makes an analysis of the Italian most important cases on end of life decisions, that is the Welby case and the Englaro case. Morevoer, the author describes the current Italian situation about end of life under ethical, mental and legal frames. Finally, he provides a short comparison with other countries.

Keywords: Welby and Englaro cases, end of life, euthanasia, therapy interruption, therapy refusal, futility in medicine

Mario Riccio, Quando a chiedere il fine vita è il paziente in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 1/2011, pp 142-161, DOI: 10.3280/SES2011-001010 IT