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Vol 10, No 2 (2011)
Review articles
Published online: 2011-07-01
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Regulating end of life decisions in Poland: legal dilemmas

Marcin Śliwka, Anita Gałęska-Śliwka
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2011;10(2):49-56.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2011)
Review articles
Published online: 2011-07-01

Abstract

Problems concerning discontinuation of overzealous therapy and so called ‘living wills” have been ignored in the Polish law through many years. Intensive transformations which have been made in the field of medical regulations since 1989 could not omit such a sensitive issue. Nowadays in Poland there have been an intensive debate regarding euthanasia, overzealous therapy and living will institutions. The purpose of this article is an analysis of current and suggested standard of law along with writing some remarks of comparative law nature. The issues raised in a public debate are similar to those once discussed in other European countries and the United States.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2011; 10, 2: 49–56

Abstract

Problems concerning discontinuation of overzealous therapy and so called ‘living wills” have been ignored in the Polish law through many years. Intensive transformations which have been made in the field of medical regulations since 1989 could not omit such a sensitive issue. Nowadays in Poland there have been an intensive debate regarding euthanasia, overzealous therapy and living will institutions. The purpose of this article is an analysis of current and suggested standard of law along with writing some remarks of comparative law nature. The issues raised in a public debate are similar to those once discussed in other European countries and the United States.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2011; 10, 2: 49–56
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Keywords

euthanasia; overzealous therapy; living will

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Title

Regulating end of life decisions in Poland: legal dilemmas

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2011)

Pages

49-56

Published online

2011-07-01

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2011;10(2):49-56.

Keywords

euthanasia
overzealous therapy
living will

Authors

Marcin Śliwka
Anita Gałęska-Śliwka

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