3.3. An analysis of deontological codes and relevant legal acts.
3.3.1. The so-called conscience clauses and their moral status in the context of the order of
coming to patient's assistance.
3.3.2. Corporatism & occupational chauvinism as influencing the quality of medical service.
4.1. The distribution of medical services & goods.
5.1. Axiology of medicine. The well-being of an individual vs the well-being of the species.
5.1.1. The standing of health within the individual and social value-hierarchies.
5.2. Trans-generational influence of medical/pharmacological practices on human &
nonhuman population: the perspective of Homo sapiens’ survival.
5.2.1. Population ethics: the impact of human ill overpopulation on the environment of life.
5.3. Health as a factor contributing to environmental life-quality. The moral dimension of
the relation Homo sapiens the environment as a wholesome agent.
5.3.1. The phenomenon of social iatrogeny: human over-dependence on medicine
5.3.2. The category of wholesomeness agency (subjectivity).
6.1. Ontology of well-being - practical consequences
6.2. The normal and the pathological - review of philosophical, sociological,
psychological, and clinical conceptions.
6.3. Health and disease/illness as social notions. The culturally relativized criteria of
1. Fundamental questions: what is euthanasia? On what conditions, if any, euthanasia is morally justified ?
2. Present status quo of mercy-killing in various legislative systems
2a. Law and morality in the context of contemporary bioethical controversies - cross-
3. Identification of eu-thanasia within the typology of killing. The context of thanatology.
3.1. The criterion of activeness/passiveness
3.2. Euthanasia interpreted as assisted suicide
3.2.1. The theoretical and practical significance of the category of Transcendental Subject
of cognition and valuation
3.3. The criterion of voluntariness/involuntariness (non-voluntariness and counter-
4. The issue of double effect
5. The critical analyses of the notions of life-quality and life-sanctity
5.1. The concepts of personhood and dignity.
6. The moral convictions of health care professionals and practice generated by them.
7. The meanders of "slippery slope" argumentation.
8. Neonaturalistic postulative conclusions:
8.1. Goodness/badness and rightness
8.2. Rule-metadeontology (as referred to act-teleology)
9. Case studies
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