Legal Liability for Euthanasia Actions in the Perspective of the Medical Code of Ethics in Indonesia

Authors

  • Hendra Wijaya
  • NyomanSerikat Putra Jaya
  • Bambang Joyo Supeno
  • Aga Natalis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2751

Keywords:

Law; Euthanasia; Medical Code of Ethics.

Abstract

Introduction: Euthanasia which is done by doctors to their patients is considered as a part of the act of
human rights violations, this matter would raise a dilemma for those who are pursuing a medical profession.
Therefore, it is necessary to conduct research concerning legal liability related to euthanasia from the
perspective of a medical code of ethics in Indonesia.
Purpose: This research aims to acknowledge and analyze the legal liability related to euthanasia from the
perspective of a medical code of ethics in Indonesia.
Research Methodology: This research uses qualitative method with a normative juridical approach. The
data collection technique is done through literature study.
Conclusion: Doctors must not neglect the obligation to always protect human life, as regulated in the
medical code of ethics in Indonesia so that the act of euthanasia is contrary to professional and legal ethics
and if it continues to be carried out, it can create criminal liability as regulated in the Criminal Code.

Author Biographies

Hendra Wijaya

Doctoral Student University 17 Agustus 1945, Indonesia

NyomanSerikat Putra Jaya

Professors Diponegoro University, Indonesia

Bambang Joyo Supeno

Associate
Professor University 17 Agustus 1945, Indonesia

Aga Natalis

Associate Professor Semarang University, Indonesia

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Hendra Wijaya, NyomanSerikat Putra Jaya, Bambang Joyo Supeno, & Aga Natalis. (2021). Legal Liability for Euthanasia Actions in the Perspective of the Medical Code of Ethics in Indonesia. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 619-624. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2751