Belgian Euthanasia Law - Critical Analysis
Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 436-439, 2009
9 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2009
Date Written: July 8, 2009
The essay opens with some background information about the context of euthanasia in Belgium. It proceeds by discussing the Belgian law on euthanasia and concerns about the law. Finally, suggestions as to how to improve the Belgian law and practice of euthanasia are made, urging the Belgian legislators and medical establishment to reflect and ponder so as to prevent potential abuse.
Keywords: autonomy, Belgium, Caritas Flanders, euthanasia, palliative care, terminal sedation
JEL Classification: I1, I18, I19, Z
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