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.