Dilemmas in a Patient Who asks to DieCasado Blanco M* and Ibanez Bernaldez M
Area of Legal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Casado Blanco M
Area of Legal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 01, 2014; Accepted Date: September 22, 2014; Published Date: September 27, 2014
Citation: Blanco MC, Bernaldez MI (2014) Dilemmas in a Patient Who asks to Die. J Civil Legal Sci 3:130. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000130
Copyright: © 2014 Blanco MC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The act of dying is a constant in the medical world and doctors rarely pose comments or participate in discussions related to this topic. And this is certainly uncommon, because both the debated issue of euthanasia as the assisted suicide are, first, issues that concern directly to the doctor. Perhaps doctors do not have to say, because the point is clear. There is, first, a clear legal prohibition of euthanasia, which is considered a crime. On the other hand, there is a clear ethical and deontological prohibition on these issues. Now, although doctors do not deepen into these debates, it does not mean that these issues do not generate medical dilemmas and problems and even a doctor may be in favors of such practices. In this article, we will try to reflect on these issues and we will try to ponder on the always controversial euthanasia.