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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

CfP: Ethical aspects of assisted dying and the implications for care practices.

  • Special Issue of Nursing Ethics.
  • Editor: Settimio Monteverde 
  • Deadline for Submissions: 11 January 2016

Among the paradoxes of societies facing the challenges of longevity, healthcare systems having to respond to needs for ‘assisted living’ as well as for assisted dying is one of the most striking one. In most countries, patients’ rights have been extended to endorse also the end of their lives and situations of mental incapacity. Statutory as well as common law has confirmed the validity of advance directives and legal powers of attorney. In some countries, assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia have been established as practices that can be performed when specific conditions are met, among them that patients are competent and offered effective palliative care.

For this special issue of Nursing Ethics, we invite authors to submit contributions that address conceptual, empirical and philosophical aspects of assisted dying in relation to nursing and other caring practices.

For information regarding the submission process and notes for authors, visit the following link:

Please submit via Manuscript Central with note to Editor stating clearly that submission is for Special Issue in 2016.