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A Study on the Death with Dignity Act of The U.S. and the Assisted Dying Bill of the England under the Viewpoint of Comparative Law

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2015, 68(), pp.567-591
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Lee Hie Houn 1

1선문대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

So far our country has no legislation to recognize medical decision for suspension of life for the patient. Our country will have to establish the following contents of legislation of the new medical decision for suspension of life for the patient in the future. First, the death with dignity act of the U.S. and assisted dying bill passed by the Senate of the england, in order to allow for legislation of the new medical decision for suspension of life for the patient at least a patient get a diagnosis from one physician in charge and a doctor of another hospital that terminally ill to die within six months, patients over the age of 18 who can make decisions autonomously as should be able to medical decision for suspension of life for the patient. Next, the physician in charge of the patient will need to wait at least 14-15 more days after the medical decision for suspension of life of the patient. And during that time, the physician in charge of the patient provide information about the different ways to replace the medical decision for suspension of life for the patient or patient enough to psychological counseling, the patient should reaffirm the idea of a medical decision for suspension of life. And it should in order to allow for a medical decision for suspension of life of terminally ill patients without relatives or friends of patients around the at least two witnesses to watch in writing for the netting medical decisions autonomously. In addition, patients should be able to create a new writing for a medical decision for suspension of life or withdrawn, or disposal at any time. And patients should not be forced to enter into a new contract with any insurance instead of the medical decision for suspension of life. And patients should not give damage to life insurance or health insurance and so on without a medical decision for suspension of life. And the physician in charge should be able to refuse a patient's medical decision for suspension of life by their own conscience. Our country must be protected the right to life of the patient by reducing the abuse of a patient's medical decision for suspension of life in the future. And I hope respected a patient's medical decision for suspension of life by self-determination and privacy of patients in our country in the future.

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