Show simple item record

dc.creatorvon Engelhardt, Dietrichen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:45:17Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:45:17Zen
dc.date.created2010en
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationActa historica Leopoldina 2010(55): 187-212en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Euthanasie+in+Geschichte+und+Gegenwartim+Spektrum+zwischen+Lebensbeendigung+und+Sterbebeistand.&title=Acta+historica+Leopoldina+&volume=2010&issue=55&date=2010&au=von+Engelhardt,+Dietrichen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1025585en
dc.description.abstractEuthanasia signifies in antiquity an easy and happy death and not at all an active termination of life, which was forbidden in the Hippocratic oath, but justified by philosophers. In the Christian middle ages active euthanasia and abortion are explicitly refused. At the beginnings of modern times MORE (1516) and BACON (1623) plead for euthanasia and differentiate for the first time between "euthanasia interior" as a mental preparation and "euthanasia exterior" as a physical and direct termination of life. Around 1900 a change takes place--in medicine as well as in the humanities and arts. The lawyer Karl BINDING and the psychiatrist Alfred HOCHE (1920) support active euthanasia in the case of mental deficiency; similar views are taken by the population. Under the "Third Reich" euthanasia unlawfully is carried out as termination of life without or even against consent. Today oaths, declarations and laws are intended to prevent such a "medicine without humanity" (MITSCHERLICH and MIELKE 1947). Active voluntary euthanasia is under certain conditions allowed by the legislation in some countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg). Essential seem the consideration of different types of euthanasia and above all a psychical-mental assistance in the process of dying. The height of culture is measured by dealing with death and dying.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languagedeen
dc.sourceeweb:328913en
dc.subjectAbortionen
dc.subjectActive Euthanasiaen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectHumanitiesen
dc.subjectLegislationen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectLawsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectVoluntary Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationHistory of Health Ethics / Bioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleEuthanasie in Geschichte Und Gegenwart -- Im Spektrum Zwischen Lebensbeendigung Und Sterbebeistanden
dc.title.alternativeEuthanasia in history and the present - in the spectrum between euthanasia and terminal careen
dc.title.alternativeenen
dc.provenanceCitation prepared by the Library and Information Services group of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University for the ETHXWeb database.en
dc.provenanceCitation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named EWEB hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection EthxWeb hosted by DigitalGeorgetown.en


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


Georgetown University Seal
©2009—2022 Bioethics Research Library
Box 571212 Washington DC 20057-1212
202.687.3885