Traduction en anglais : The problem of medical and non-medical suicidal aid.
Assistance to suicide can only be accepted ethically and juristically if the decision to commit suicide is based on a responsible, undisturbed freedom of decision-making.
However, in a selection of the patients willing to commit suicide this freedom is restricted due to mental illness or other psychiatric disorders.
In such cases doctors as well as laymen are obliged to help the patient to survive.
Some problems may arise from the fact that medical laymen are frequently incompetent in distinguishing between mentally normal and disturbed states.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Euthanasie, Prise décision, Malade, Aspect juridique, Ethique, Homme, Législation, Allemagne, Suicide assistée, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Euthanasia, Decision making, Patient, Legal aspect, Ethics, Human, Legislation, Germany, Assisted suicide, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0441958
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.