Euthanasia : the way we do it, the way they do it.
Although the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States are alike in having aging populations who die primarily of deteriorative diseases, they face end-of-life dilemmas quite differently.
In the United States, withholding and withdrawing of treatment are the only legally recognized means for easing dying.
In Holland, voluntary active euthanasia is also practiced; in (West) Germany, assisted suicide is a legal option, usually outside the medical setting.
This paper examines objections to these three practices, and observes the differences in the background cultures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Article synthèse, Euthanasie, Ethique, Etude comparative, Douleur, Allemagne, Etats Unis, Pays Bas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, North America, America, Review, Euthanasia, Ethics, Comparative study, Pain, Germany, United States, Netherlands
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Cote : 91-0510281
Code Inist : 002B27B15. Création : 199406.