oa De Rebus - Truth-telling in medicine: a legal perspective

Volume 1983, Issue 182
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Death has always been an event of crucial significance in religion, and in the practical application of the law it is an important juristic fact. Yet in Western society death as such, and in particular dying as the final act or process in the human existence, has virtually been tabooed until very recently.

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