The Supreme Court on Friday declared that its judgment in the case of Aruna Shanbaug is “flawed.”The Constitution Bench was. The case before us is a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution, .. Finally, we have given our opinion in the case of Aruna Shanbaug. Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades after a brutal rape, be allowed.

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In all probability, she will continue to be in the state in which she is in till her death. I agree that the doctor’s conduct in discontinuing life support can properly be categorized as an omission. The law was proposed by Els Borst, the minister of Health.

What is active euthanasia? Cites 25 docs – [ View All ]. Hinduja, Mumbai; and Dr. The attack cut off oxygen supply from her brain leaving her blind, deaf, paralysed and in a vegetative state for the next 42 years.

CT Scan A specialized X-ray test where images of the brain or other part of the body are obtained in cross-section at different levels. Sohanlal was caught and convicted for assault and robbery, and he served two concurrent seven-year sentences. In our opinion, while giving great weight judgemment the wishes of the parents, spouse, or other close relatives or next friend of the incompetent patient and also giving due weight to the opinion of the attending doctors, we cannot leave it entirely to their discretion whether to discontinue the life support or not.

Our opinion is based on medical facts and on the principles of medical ethics.

The court held that there was “nothing in Montana Supreme Court precedent or Montana statutes indicating that physician aid in dying is against public policy. The two most significant cases of the U. In the United States this right is reinforced by a Constitutional right of privacy. In order to maintain Mr. Neurological Examination When jucgement she was conscious with eyes open wakefulness but without any apparent awareness see Table 1 for detailed assessment of awareness.

This will alert our moderators to take action. Finally, the legislation offers an explicit recognition of the validity of a written declaration of the will of the patient regarding euthanasia a “euthanasia directive”. We have also heard learned counsel for the State of Maharashtra, Mr. To this extent, the principle of the sanctity of human life must yield to the principle of self- determination see Court of Appeal Transcript in the present case, at p.


Judged by any parameter, Aruna cannot be said to be a living person and it is only on account of mashed food which is put into her mouth that there is a facade of life which is totally devoid of any human element. We therefore recommend to Parliament to consider the feasibility of deleting Section aruma the Indian Penal Arjna. Learned Attorney General appearing for the Union of India after inviting our attention to the relevant case law submitted as under:. We agree with Mr. Every mercy killing case will afuna to be filed at a shanbxug commission to decide if the doctors in charge are following the regulations.

This definition of whole brain death, however, is not without its critics. The police did not take into account that she was sodomized. Lord Keith observed that the principle of sanctity of life is not an absolute one. Soumik Ghoshal, advocate, Afuna.

Aruna Shanbaug case played large role in SC’s landmark verdict on passive euthanasia

The whole country must learn the meaning of dedication and sacrifice from the KEM hospital staff. She responds to commands intermittently by making sounds. Ethical guidelines have cautioned physicians against prescribing deadly drugs. For example, in the case of a life support system, it is sometimes asked: Andhyarujina submitted that the decision to withdraw the life support is taken in the best interests of the patient by a body of medical persons.

But if the question is asked, as in my opinion it should be, whether it is judgemebt his best interests that treatment which has the effect of artificially prolonging his life should be continued, that question can sensibly be answered to the effect that it is not in his best interests to do so.

Brain death A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. I must however stress, at this point, that the law draws a crucial distinction between cases in which a doctor decides not to provide, or to continue to provide, for his patient treatment or care which could or might prolong aruuna life, and those in which he decides, for example by administering a lethal drug, actively to bring his patient’s life to an end.


She shanvaug on ventilator support in KEM’s acute care unit. Voluntary euthanasia is where the consent is taken from the patient, whereas non voluntary euthanasia is where the consent is unavailable e.

Pinki Virani who filed this petition. There were no skin signs suggestive of nutritional deficiency or dehydration. Supreme Court recognises passive euthanasia, here is all you need to know.

Aruna Shanbaug case – Wikipedia

Subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 5. Health is not the absence of illness but a glowing vitality”. It is this principle too which, in shnabaug opinion, underlies the established rule that a doctor may, when caring for a patient who is, for example, dying of cancer, lawfully administer painkilling drugs despite the fact that he knows that an incidental effect of that application will be to abbreviate the patient’s life.

She was edentulous no teeth. Shekhar Naphade, learned senior counsel for the petitioner, assisted by Ms. Train 18 Buzz Train 18 a super hit! EEG The dominant feature is a jhdgement rhythmic alpha frequency at Hz and microvolts which is widely distributed and is equally prominent both anteriorly and posteriorly. She makes sounds when she has to pass stool and urine which the nursing staff identifies and attends to shanbahg leading her to the toilet.

The troublesome question is what happens when the sganbaug is in no condition to be able to say whether or not he consents to discontinuance of the treatment and has also given no prior indication of his wishes with regard to it as in the case of Aruna. Aruna Shanbaug as under:. Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body.

The care was of such an exceptional nature that she has not developed a single bed-sore or fracture in spite of her bed-ridden state since Zhanbaug invention of the ventilator and the defibrillator in the s altered this understanding, it being now possible that the jidgement of 1 Black’s Law Dictionary 4th ed. Alka Dhal in which it was mentioned:.