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The doctor-patient relationship and euthanasia
  1. Gary E Jones
  1. Philosophy Department, University of San Diego


    The author offers grounds for preferring a `fiduciary' model of the doctor-patient relationship to either an `authoritative' or a `contractual' model. Within this framework he suggests that certain acts of euthanasia could be accommodated not in any way as duties, but as supererogatory acts of kindness to the patient.

    • Medical ethics
    • euthanasia
    • doctor-patient relationship.

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