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Legal solutions to medical problems: a rights-based approach as the way forward in the ownership and end-of-life contexts

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Saloni Patel

University of Oxford, GB
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Law, University of Oxford (2014-2017)
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Abstract

Summary: 

This essay takes two contentious issues of contemporary society – end-of-life and ownership of bodily material and examines them through a legal lens.

Relevance: 

In today’s litigation culture, the spheres of medicine and law increasingly overlap, sparking a need to leave the dichotomies behind and explore the symbiosis between these fields. 

Take Home Messages:

On the basis of (1) consistency, (2) coherency and (3) control, it is argued that a rights terminology would helpfully organise the way we approach medical decision-making in these two contexts.

How to Cite: Patel S. Legal solutions to medical problems: a rights-based approach as the way forward in the ownership and end-of-life contexts. The British Student Doctor Journal. 2019;3(2):19–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/bsdj.55
Published on 30 Jun 2019.
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