In The Netherlands, euthanasia is defined as the deliberate termination of the life of a person on his request by another person.
Although, in this limited sense, euthanasia is only one of the issues raised by medical decision-making at the end of life, it is, in particular, the acceptance of euthanasia in this country that has attracted attention from abroad.
Also, in The Netherlands itself, the toleration of the courts of euthanasia (if carried out by a physician under strict conditions) has given rise to much debate.
This contribution surveys the developments in the law (including recent legislation), and in medical practice, and explores the relation between the two, with particular attention to the position of the physician.
Mots-clés Pascal : Euthanasie, Législation, Ethique, Stade terminal, Médecine, Mort, Pays Bas, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Euthanasia, Legislation, Ethics, Terminal stage, Medicine, Death, Netherlands, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0370175
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.