versão ISSN 1727-8120
BETANCOURT BETANCOURT, Gilberto de Jesús. Limiting life-sustaining medical treatment versus euthanasia: a bioethical reflection. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.2, pp. 259-273. ISSN 1727-8120.
The practice of limiting life-sustaining medical treatment is nothing new at intensive care units. Euthanasia should be distinguished from limiting life-sustaining medical treatments, which is considered as a good practice. This paper presents a theoretical reflection based on a bioethical analysis of the main differences between both of them.
Palavras-chave : ETHICS, CLINIC;; LIFE SUPPORT CARE; PALLIATIVE CARE; EUTHANASIA.