The Medical Exception: Physicians, Euthanasia and the Dutch Criminal Law
Welie, Jos V.M.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1992 Aug; 17(4): 419-437.
The legalization of euthanasia, both in the Netherlands and in other countries, is usually justified in reference to the right to autonomy of patients. Utilizing recent Dutch jurisprudence, this article intends to show that the judicial proceedings on euthanasia in the Netherlands have not so much enhanced the autonomy of patients, as the autonomy of the medical profession.
Active Euthanasia; Advisory Committees; Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Case Studies; Criminal Law; Decision Making; Drugs; Euthanasia; Futility; Guidelines; Involuntary Euthanasia; Judicial Action; Killing; Law; Legal Aspects; Legal Liability; Liability; Motivation; Pain; Patients; Physician's Role; Physicians; Public Policy; Statistics; Suffering; Suicide; Terminal Care; Withholding Treatment;
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