Euthanasia in the Netherlands
ten Have, Henk A.M.J.
Welie, Jos V.M.
Critical Care Clinics. 1996 Jan; 12(1): 97-108.
A review of two decades of euthanasia advocacy reveals that the arguments in favor of euthanasia are not consistent. Although the Dutch debate on euthanasia started as a protest against contemporary medicine's power over death and dying, the general acceptance of euthanasia and recent litigation may have increased medical power by shifting the balance further in the direction of physicians. This article argues that the anxieties of some of the opponents of a euthanasia bill were justified.
Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Assisted Suicide; Attitudes; Competence; Death; Decision Making; Drugs; Empirical Research; Euthanasia; Futility; Government; Government Regulation; Guidelines; Intention; Involuntary Euthanasia; Knowledge; Legal Aspects; Legal Liability; Liability; Medicine; Moral Policy; Pain; Palliative Care; Physicians; Psychological Stress; Power; Regulation; Research; Review; Statistics; Suffering; Suicide; Terminally Ill; Treatment Refusal; Trends; Voluntary Euthanasia; Withholding Treatment;
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ten Have, Henk A.M.J.; Welie, Jos V.M. (1992-03)In the 1970s the "euthanasia movement" in the Netherlands began as a protest against the power of contemporary medicine to alienate individuals from their own dying. Instead of counterbalancing that power and enhancing the ...