Aruna Shanbaug: Is Her Demise the End of the Road for Legislation on Euthanasia in India?

Kanchan, Tanuj and Atreya, Alok and *, Kewal Krishan (2015) Aruna Shanbaug: Is Her Demise the End of the Road for Legislation on Euthanasia in India? Science and Engineering Ethics.

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Abstract

Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug breathed her last after 42 years of being in a persistent vegetative state. Euthanasia in any form is not permitted in India and it was only in the year 2011 that a petition was filed in the court that urged the cessation of her force feeding with a nasogastric tube and the request for her peaceful death. What followed was a string of arguments and counter arguments relating to Euthanasia. The sad demise of Aruna Shanbaug is not the end of an individual, but may be the end of the road for clear cut guidelines and legislation on Euthanasia in India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euthanasia � India � Persistent vegetative state
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 10:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145327

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