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Declaration of VeniceJoe Segen2016-12-12T01:33:16+00:00
Declaration of Venice
Venice at sunset
Definition A formal statement made by the World Medical Association in 1983 regarding terminal illness, which permits the maintenance of a cadaver by artificial means to optimise organs for transplantation.
Comment The Declaration of Venice condones passive euthanasia, but does not distinguish between withholding treatment and withholding nutriment.
Synonym Venice Declaration