Aruna Shanbaug: Is Her Demise the End of the Road for Legislation on Euthanasia in India?

Tanuj Kanchan, Alok Atreya, Kewal Krishan

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Abstract

Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug breathed her last after 42 years of being in a persistent vegetative state. Euthanasia in any form is not permitted in India and it was only in the year 2011 that a petition was filed in the court that urged the cessation of her force feeding with a nasogastric tube and the request for her peaceful death. What followed was a string of arguments and counter arguments relating to Euthanasia. The sad demise of Aruna Shanbaug is not the end of an individual, but may be the end of the road for clear cut guidelines and legislation on Euthanasia in India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1251-1253
Number of pages3
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2016
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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