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Revista de derecho (Valdivia)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-0950
ZUNIGA FAJURI, Alejandra. Patients rights and euthanasia in Chile. Rev. derecho (Valdivia) [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.2, pp.111-130. ISSN 0718-0950. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-09502008000200005.
This essay review, first of all, some of the moral dilemmas usually associated to the new possibilities of dying that have arisen through the development of the medical technique in the last few years. There are important ethical issues related with the possibility of delaying artificially the death. That is true for those who wish to continue living but also for those who choose to die without the interferences of the medical advances. Secondly, this paper discusses some different concepts of euthanasia and the problems associated to the law project of Patients Rights, especially in some difficult cases.
Palabras clave : EUTHANASIA; PATIENT'S RIGHTS; BIOETHICS.