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The concept of “dignity” and its use in end-of-life debates in England and France

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Dignity is one of the most controversial and yet commonly used terms in debates regarding end-of-life issues. The term “dignity” can take various meanings. For example, it can be used to denote the respect owed to an individual person, or to signify the intrinsic value of humankind as a whole. These two different understandings of dignity inevitably lead to different approaches to end-of-life decision -making.

This paper explores the meaning of the term dign...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0963180116000050

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Horn, RJ
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
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Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Pages:
404-413
Publication date:
2016-07-05
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EISSN:
1469-2147
ISSN:
0963-1801
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uuid:fa0f5047-2d5e-4a67-904f-24bd3aed1be2
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617816
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pubs:617816
Paper number:
3

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