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End-of-Life in Italy: Critical and Bioethical Aspects of the Bill on Physician-Assisted Suicide.

Physician-Assisted Suicide in Italy

Authors

  • Michele Antonio Ahmed Karaboue Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University
  • Giorgia Viola Lacasella Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University
  • Cecannecchia Camilla Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Benedetta Baldari Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Luigi Cipolloni Section of Forensic Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy
  • Stefania De Simone Section of Forensic Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy
  • Andrea Cioffi Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Keywords:

assisted suicide, voluntary death, bioethical

Abstract

In Italy, on 10 March 2022, the Chamber of Deputies approved the bill "Dispositions in the matter of medical assisted voluntary death", formulated on the base of the recent sentence of the Constitutional Court n. 242/2019. Our study aims to analyze the bill, to evaluate its concrete applicability and highlight bioethical aspects and medico-legal criticalities.

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