TITLE

Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force

AUTHOR(S)
Materstvedt, Lars Johan; Clark, David; Ellershaw, John; Førde, Reidun; Gravgaard, Anne-Marie Boeck; Müller-Busch, H Christof; Porta i Sales, Josep; Rapin, Charles-Henri
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents views of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) Ethics Task Force on euthanasia and physical-assisted suicide. Details about several attempts of legal regulations of euthanasia; Definition of palliative care and other terms related to euthanaia; Key issues concerning palliative care and euthanasia according to EAPC; Information about the working methods of Task Force.
ACCESSION #
9377538

 

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