The Englaro Case: Withdrawal of treatment in Italy from a patient in a permanent vegetative state

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dc.contributor.author MORATTI, Sofia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-03T09:54:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-03T09:54:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1830-7728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/21757
dc.description.abstract In 2009, the international media reported the case of Eluana Englaro, a 38-year-old woman in a Permanent Vegetative State (PVS) who died following the withdrawal of her feeding tube. By the time of her death, she had been unconscious for 17 years. For many years, her father had been seeking permission to allow her to die. His request was rejected by the courts several times and on different grounds, until the Italian Supreme Court finally granted him his wish. The case caused considerable political turmoil. The Government, the President, the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights all became involved. This paper gives an account of the history of the case, enriched by personal comments from the people directly involved and a memoir by Eluana’s father. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI MWP en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2012/04 en
dc.subject Italy en
dc.subject Regulation of Medical Behavior en
dc.subject Right to Die en
dc.subject Courts en
dc.subject Parliament en
dc.title The Englaro Case: Withdrawal of treatment in Italy from a patient in a permanent vegetative state en
dc.type Working Paper en


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