Religion and advance medical directives: Formulation and enforcement implications

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Abstract

This Article examines the role of religion in the creation and enforcement of advance medical directives. It begins by setting out the principal similarities and differences between the two types of such directives-namely, living wills and health care proxies (or powers of attorney). It then considers the formulation of religiously oriented advance directives and their incorporation of religious doctrine and imperatives. The Article then addresses the impact that the religious views of an individual patient's treating physician might have on such directives. Finally, the Article analyzes religiously based challenges to the enforcement of advance medical directives, paying particular attention to the Terri Schiavo case and its continuing significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1737-1748
Number of pages12
JournalUniversity of Illinois Law Review
Volume2016
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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