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Editorial comment on Y M Barilan’s ‘Is the clock ticking for the terminally ill patients in Israel?’
  1. G T Laurie

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    The act/omission distinction is used throughout Western legal systems, and indeed elsewhere, to police the boundaries between acceptable medical practice and unacceptable interventions designed to bring about the death of patients. Without exception, it has proved impossible to maintain the distinction with any clarity. In the United Kingdom, for example, it is lawful both to withhold and to withdraw from a patient treatment that the medical …

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