Euthanasia in the Netherlands
de Wachter, Maurice A.M.
Hastings Center Report. 1992 Mar-Apr; 22(2): 23-30.
In December 1990 the Institute for Bioethics in Maastricht assembled a group of seven Dutch and seven international experts for a two-day conference to examine the practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands. The conference was explicitly intended to promote better understanding of the Dutch situation and to foster a critical yet constructive dialogue concerning these practices. Thus in addition to papers outlining the current state of law and practice, presentations addressed the social and ethical dimensions of physician aid-in-dying.
Active Euthanasia; Adults; Advance Directives; Advisory Committees; Allowing to Die; Assisted Suicide; Attitudes; Autonomy; Bioethics; Competence; Conscience; Decision Making; Dementia; Ethicists; Ethics; Euthanasia; Guidelines; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Involuntary Euthanasia; Killing; Law; Lawyers; Legal Aspects; Morality; Motivation; Newborns; Organizations; Patients; Persistent Vegetative State; Physician's Role; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Practice Guidelines; Professional Organizations; Public Policy; Right to Die; Roman Catholic Ethics; Suffering; Suicide; Terminology; Voluntary Euthanasia; Wedge Argument;
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de Wachter, Maurice A.M. (1989-12-15)A Dutch bioethicist discusses the status of voluntary, active euthanasia as it is practiced currently in the Netherlands, and traces the medical, legal, and public policy developments in the issue from the early 1970s to ...