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Lawyers, sociologists and health professionals will gather at the Council of Europe next month to discuss the pitfalls of decision-making for terminal patients.
The international conference takes place from 30 November to 1 December and is billed as "the starting point for European thinking on the decision-making process regarding medical treatment in end-of-life situations."
Participants will focus on the principles of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, the ethical and deontological principles applicable at the end of life and the right of palliative care.
Book: Biomedicine and human rights - The Oviedo Convention and its additional protocols (2010)