Viviana García Rengifo

DOI: 10.59427/rcli/2024/v24cs.1768-1774

The objective of the study is to evaluate exhaustively and critically the existing legal framework in Peru in relation to the right to die with dignity, adopting a legal and documentary research approach, pertaining to qualitative analysis, where previous scientific articles were explored. The results obtained showed that dignified death in Peru, as in other countries, involves legal, ethical and medical debates; therefore, the importance of respecting human rights and patient autonomy, including the right to informed decisions on medical treatment and the end of life, is emphasized. The diversity of approaches in different countries reflects cultural and ethical differences, ranging from legalization of euthanasia in some places to prohibition in others. It is important to note that legislation on dignified death may change over time, reflecting changes in public perception and understanding of patient rights. Ultimately, the legal analysis of the right to die with dignity in Peru should consider national and international aspects, drawing on lessons learned from other countries to find a balance between human rights, patient autonomy and ethical considerations in the Peruvian context. Death with dignity is a complex issue that deserves a complete and comprehensive approach from a global perspective.

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