Mario Monicelli's Grande Guerra: The right of living and the choice of dying

Matteo Gulino, Giacomo Frati, Gianluca Montanari Vergallo, Paola Frati

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Abstract

Monicelli's suicide has reawakened a political and legal dispute about the medical role in end-of-life decisions, allowing us to discuss medical, ethical, legal, religious and political debate in various paradigmatic conscious and unconscious cases of end-of-life decision. We analyse the uncertainty about the 'a priori' choice between different specific legislative systems, highlighting the need for a unifying model, dictated by the existing trust in the critical relationship between patient and doctor, whose primary mission should be not only 'to cure' but also 'to care'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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