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Title:Euthanasia and the sanctity of life: a critical study of medical ethics from a legal perspective
Author:Band, Landilani
Periodical:Zambia Law Journal
Geographic term:Zambia
Abstract:Euthanasia, which involves terminating the life of a terminally ill patient, poses a serious moral and ethical challenge both to the doctor and the law. The present article analyses the concept of euthanasia and reviews the jurisdictions that have passed legislation on the matter. Despite the importance of the issue, Zambia has not made any legislation or policy directives in this domain. Interviews conducted with experts revealed that there is a need for legislation, a need made more urgent with the advent of HIV/AIDS. Situations of involuntary euthanasia arise as a result of lack of sufficient medical facilities. However, because of the delicacy of the subject, no one in Zambia is open to the practice. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]