The Dutch euthanasia disaster
- From New Zealand: on defining perspectives. Adler, Jonathan // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p170
Presents comments of the author on status of debates on euthanasia in New Zealand. Several incidents that reveal efforts undertaken in New Zealand to legalize euthanasia; Steps taken up to reduce patient requests for euthanasia; Divergent views concerning ethics and legitimacy of euthanasia.
- From Norway. Ottesen, Stig // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p169
Focuses on the issue of legalization of euthanasia in Norway. Lack of competence and resources in palliative care in Norway; Description of an incident that activated debate on euthanasia practice in Norway; Difference between mild sedation and palliative sedation; Variance in degree of...
- From Finland. Hänninen, Juha // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p166
Presents comments of the author regarding concepts of passive and voluntary euthanasia in Finland. Misconceptions regarding autonomy of patients; Core problem associated with regulation of euthanasia practice by physicians; Agreement of the author to the exclusion of euthanasia form...
- From Argentina. Eisenchlas, Jorge H; De Simone, Gustavo // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p151
Comments on a paper prepared by the European Association of Palliative Care Ethics Task Force on issues regarding euthanasia in Argentina. Lack of legal regulations towards euthanasia in Argentina; Reference to results of a survey of physicians on need for euthanasia; Attitude of physicians...
- From Cyprus. Malas, Simon // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p150
Focuses on the status of debates on euthanasia in Cyprus. Reasons for low profile of the general public on the issue of legalization of euthanasia; Lack of funding to palliative care in Cyprus health budget.
- From Taiwan. Lai, Enoch Y.L. // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p149
Presents author's comments on status of discussions on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Taiwan. Attitude of Chinese people towards life and hardships; Efforts taken up in Taiwan regarding promotion of palliative care; Appreciation to European Association of Palliative Care Ethics...
- Euthanasia and assisted suicide: A family practice... Gates, Thomas J. // American Family Physician;5/15/1997, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p2437
Discusses the controversies surrounding the dual issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide in United States. Historical perspective of euthanasia and assisted suicide; Arguments for and against euthanasia; Euthanasia and professional integrity.
- Death obsession. Demers, Jim // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;3/15/93, Vol. 20 Issue 13, p35
Examines the debate over euthanasia. Doctors' practices; Drive of legalizing euthanasia as coming from AIDS activists; The many definitions of euthanasia; The work of Dr. Stephen Genuis and his wife Shelagh on the subject; The distinction between morality and legality; More.
- Guarding the future euthanasia market. Hazelwood, Kim // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/21/93, Vol. 20 Issue 27, p40
Cites figures from University of Calgary researchers T. Douglas Kinsella and Marja J. Verhoef who found that while Alberta physicians are split on whether euthanasia should be legal, they overwhelmingly believe that doctors are the right people to do it if it is legalized. Results of the...
- Euthanasia in the Netherlands. de Wachter, Maurice A.M. // Hastings Center Report;Mar/Apr92, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p23
Examines the current Dutch definition of euthanasia, which is the active termination of a patient's life at his or her request, by a physician. Three important conditions recognized by the courts and endorsed by the State Commission on Euthanasia; Public debate and private decisions;...