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Clayton Ó Néill

1 Introduction This article examines the issue of Jehovah’s Witnesses and blood transfusions in European human rights law and adopts a specific focus on English law, in the context of children. This issue is a not a dry academic one: it concerns a religious belief which, translated into

R.R. Kishore

around the world as it recognizes a person’s right to die with dignity in the face of conflicting claims and arguments, by giving supremacy to a person’s autonomy and right of self-determination over the deep-rooted religious beliefs and paternalistic postures. However, in such a profound area judicial

Matteo Macilotti

compared to the other chattels, characteristic which depends not only on the fact that tissue is a source of personal and genetic data but also on the fact that it is ontologically peculiar due to its derivation from the human body. This “ontological” peculiarity can be based either on religious belief or

Adriana Lamačková

manifest a religion and belief. At the same time, the Court emphasized that the pharmacists could not give priority to their per- sonal beliefs over their professional obligations “as long as the sale of contraceptive is legal and occurs on medical prescription nowhere other than in a pharmacy”. 2 Th e

Bulterman and Hendriks

a pharmacist was entitled not to stock contra- ceptives whose use amounted to an interference with their religious beliefs. In a judgment of 21 October 1998 the Court of Cassation dismissed that appeal. It 68 SELECTED LEGISLATION AND JURISPRUDENCE agreed with the Court of Appeal’s finding that

Joseph Dute

health, her sexual life or her beliefs, either with the journalists or with her mother. Furthermore, the Court fails to see the legal grounds justifying the release of such information, whether under Lithuanian law or under Article 8 § 2 of the Convention. Even if there were exceptions to the rule of non

Joseph Dute

health, her sexual life or her beliefs, either with the journalists or with her mother. Furthermore, the Court fails to see the legal grounds justifying the release of such information, whether under Lithuanian law or under Article 8 § 2 of the Convention. Even if there were exceptions to the rule of non

Joseph Dute

applicant community, carry an advance medical directive — known in Russia as a “No Blood” card — stating that they refuse blood transfusions under any circumstances as a matter of reli- gious belief. A few members of the applicant community who had been admitted to hospitals had firmly refused a blood

Alisdair Maclean

Persuasion as a Model for Doctor-Patient Communica- tion’ (1986) 7(2) Theoretical Medicine 127, 134. 326 ALISDAIR MACLEAN of the beliefs, attitudes, anxieties, and expectations that will lie in the background of any listener, it may be virtually impossible to transmit information in a form that carries

Andrew Grubb

's mother was a Jehovah's Witness and T had, for a time, been brought up consistently with the beliefs of that faith. While in hospital she was visited by her mother a number of times and subsequently T indicated to the medical staff orally and in writing that she did not wish a blood transfusion if one