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Lashgari S, Asadi H. Ethical Effects of the Reception of Assisted Suicide in Iranian Law. MLJ 2020; 14 (52) :209-229
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-1151-en.html
1- Varamin Pishva Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Jurisprudence and Principles of Islamic Law, Varamin Pishva Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran. (Corresponding author)
Background and aim: Today, the topic of Euthanasia and one of its variants, it means assisted suicide, has caused a lot of controversy in the legal circles of the world. Assisted suicide is used as a way to end the natural life of incurable patients. This article seeks to investigate the ethical effects of assisted suicide by a consequentialist approach in Iranian law.
Method: This article that using a descriptive-analytical approach and relying on documentary and library sources, has focused on the issue of assisted suicide from the moral point of view and especially from the viewpoint of the Holy Qur'an, traditions and Islamists.
Results: The most important findings of the present study are the disagreement of assisted suicide From Islamic perspective and assisted suicide in the West. One of the most important effects of assisted suicide acceptance is a clear violation of religious rules and social rights of patients and olds.
Conclusion: Acceptance of assisted suicide can promote non-responsibility between medical community and the prevalence the mistrust in the community. Also the opportunistic view of Islamic law towards patients also takes its place to a threatening one, that Instead of caring of uncured patients, they are released into various forms of society and also it destroys suicide ugly.

Please cite this article as: Lashgari S, Asadi H. Ethical Effects of the Reception of Euthanasia in Iranian Law. Iran J Med Law 2020; 14(52): 209-229.
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2018/09/18 | Accepted: 2020/01/20

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