Physician Assisted Suicide: New Developments in the Netherlands
Bioethics. 1995 Jul; 9(3/4): 309-312.
Until recently, physician assisted suicide was dealt with on the same basis as active voluntary euthanasia in the Netherlands. Over the last years, several cases relating to assistance in suicide of mental patients did raise specific issues, not addressed so far in the debate on euthanasia. One of these cases resulted in a Supreme Court decision. The paper summarizes this decision and comments on it from a legal point of view.
Assisted Suicide; Competence; Criminal Law; Consent; Consultation; Depressive Disorder; Diagnosis; Euthanasia; Informed Consent; Law; Legal Aspects; Legal Liability; Liability; Patients; Physicians; Psychiatric Diagnosis; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Referral and Consultation; Suffering; Suicide; Supreme Court Decisions; Treatment Refusal; Voluntary Euthanasia;
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Legemaate, Johan; Gevers, J.K.M. (1997)In this paper we give an overview of the legal developments in this area [physician-assisted suicide in psychiatry]. First, we will briefly outline the general legal situation in the Netherlands regarding euthanasia and ...