La giuridificazione della relazione di cura e del fine vita. Riflessioni a margine della legge 22 dicembre 2017, n.219

By on Dicembre 7, 2018

The essay aims to provide an analysis of Law N. 219/2017 on informed consent and advance directives. Although medically assisted death and assisted suicide are still not recognized, the Law N. 219/2017 approved by the Senate appears to be consistent with regulations aimed at protecting homo dignus. Indeed, it is keen to ensure the patient’s self-determination and dignity, which have primacy over “other” choices of the healthcare professional or the interested party’s family, in accordance with Articles 2, 13, and 32 of the Italian Constitution, and Articles 1 (Human dignity), 2 (Right to life), and 3 (Right to the integrity of the person) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Overall, by incorporating the main supranational directions and the best national court decisions, the Law N. 219/2017 introduces significant innovations in the Italian legal system.


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Andrea Buratti, Alessandra Di Martino, Cristina Fasone, Giuseppe Martinico, Anna Mastromarino, Oreste Pollicino, Giorgio Repetto, Raffaele Torino