TITLE

The role of the clear and convincing standard of proof in right to die cases

AUTHOR(S)
Forte, David F.
PUB. DATE
September 1992
SOURCE
Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall92, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p183
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Considers whether any of the individual's or state's interests should be protected as a matter of constitutional law by the clear and convincing standard of proof at the fact-finding stage. Interests at stake in cases of the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment; Right to life that may be exercised by or on behalf of the individual; Evidentiary burden of the patient.
ACCESSION #
9607300628

 

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