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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 2 ( April, 2005 ) > List of Articles

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Legal issues relating to the limitation of life support - A review of the international legal position

M. Jagannadha Rao

Citation Information : Rao MJ. Legal issues relating to the limitation of life support - A review of the international legal position. Indian J Crit Care Med 2005; 9 (2):115-119.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.17099

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2005

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2005; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The Law Commission of India has recently taken up the study of legal issues relating to ′limiting life support′ in patients in Intensive care units. Physicians, particularly, those dealing with critical care, feel that a debate on these issues is necessary towards the creation of appropriate legal provisions. This article summarises the existing international legal position.


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