End of Life
Editor: Federico Gustavo Pizzetti *
This section is dedicated to issues arising from the field of End-of-Life decision-making. It deals with the decisions of both competent patients and, in the case of non-competent patients, guardians.
In the past few decades, scientific discoveries and technological progress have prolonged life in biological terms whilst the doctor/patient relationship has become less paternalistic and more patient-choice oriented. This has led, on the one side, to the centrality of the patient and, on the other, to the need to ensure that his/her choices are legitimate within the national and international legal systems.
This section gathers together materials in the field of End-of-Life decision-making. It is not to be a complete catalogue but rather to present elements of an "observatory".
Notification of news, cases, documents, studies and other such materials on the part of readers will be fundamental.
We invite you to take part in this initiative by sending your contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(*) Former editor till April 2012: Sara Azzini
December 2012, The popular ballot in Massachusetts on the “Death With Dignity Act”, an abstract by Federico Gustavo Pizzetti and Amedeo Santosuosso
June 2011,The long way of the Englaro's case, by Sara Azzini and Federico Gustavo Pizzetti
26 March 2012, Premises and criteria for a law on the dignity of death and on advance directives, by Paolo Zatti
March 2011, The Italian debate about the bill on advanced directives
15 December 2010 , The right to live in dignity: inter-american court of human rights case law, by Luisa Cassetti
24 June 2010, Criteria in defining death: opinion of the national bioethics committee
Conference, “Testamento biologico e libertà di coscienza”, Roma, 12-13 April 2012
Simposium, 2011 LAW & SCIENCE YOUNG SCHOLARS INFORMAL SYMPOSIUM and PRIZE - Pavia (I), 10 June 2011
Meeting, “Testamento biologico: libertà di sapere, libertà di scegliere”, Milan, 28 March 2011
Conference, “Testamento Biologico. Liberi di scegliere”, Udine, 7 February 2011
Conference, “I diritti fondamentali alla luce della Carta di Nizza e del Trattato di Lisbona” Milan, 19 e 22 November 2010
Conference, “Dopo Eluana”, Milan 13 October 2010
Simposium, “2010 Law & Science Young Scholars Informal Symposium”, Pavia, 12 July 2010
Conference, “Scienze Biomediche e diritto: un dialogo fra discipline, culture e lingue”, Pavia, 6 July 2009