Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium

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David Albert Jones, Chris Gastmans, Calum MacKellar
Cambridge University Press, 21 sep. 2017 - 378 páginas
Herman Nys / A discussion of the legal rules on euthanasia in Belgium briefly compared with the rules in Luxembourg and the Netherlands -- Etienne Montero / The Belgian experience of euthanasia since its legal implementation in 2002 -- Daniel P. Sulmasy / Ethics and the psychiatric dimensions of physician assisted suicide : a view from the United States -- Paul Vanden Berghe, Arsène Mullie, Marc Desmet, and Gert Huysmans / Assisted dying : the current situation in Flanders : euthanasia embedded in palliative care -- Sigrid Sterckx and Kasper Raus / The practice of continuous sedation at the end of life in Belgium : how does it compare to UK practice, and is it being used as a form of euthanasia? -- Benoit Beuselinck / 2002-2016 : fourteen years of euthanasia in Belgium : first-line observations by an oncologist -- Trevor Stammers / A last act of grace? organ donation and euthanasia in Belgium -- Kevin Fitzpatrick and David Albert Jones / A life worth living? disabled people and euthanasia in Belgium -- Joris Vandenberghe / Euthanasia in patients with intolerable suffering due to an irremediable psychiatric illness : a psychiatric perspective -- Stefaan Van Gool and Jan De Lepeleire / Euthanasia in children : keep asking the right questions -- Raphael Cohen-Almagor / Euthanizing people who are 'tired of life' -- Chris Gastmans / Euthanasia in persons with severe dementia -- Calum MacKellar / Some possible consequences arising from the normalisation of euthanasia in Belgium -- David Albert Jones / Euthanasia and assisted suicide in Belgium : bringing an end to interminable discussion -- Willem Lemmens / Psychiatric patients and the culture of euthanasia in Belgium
 

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A Discussion of the Legal Rules on Euthanasia
7
The Belgian Experience of Euthanasia Since Its Legal
26
Euthanasia cases declared for multiple disorders
32
Registered euthanasia cases
45
Ethics and the Psychiatric Dimensions
49
The Current Situation in Flanders
67
How Does it Compare
86
FirstLine Observations by an Oncologist
101
Euthanizing People Who Are Tired of Life
188
Euthanasia in Persons with Severe Dementia
202
Some Possible Consequences Arising from
219
Bringing
235
Psychiatric Patients and the Culture of Euthanasia
258
Final Conclusions on Final Solutions
278
Wet Betreffende de Euthanasie 28 Mei 2002
284
Loi Relative à LEuthanasie 28 Mai 2002
295

A Last Act of Grace? Organ Donation and Euthanasia
114
A Life Worth Living? Disabled People and Euthanasia
133
Euthanasia in Patients with Intolerable Suffering
150
Keep Asking the Right
173
The Belgian Act on Euthanasia
305
References
316
Index
352
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David Albert Jones is Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford and a Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. He is also a Research Fellow at St Mary's University, Twickenham. He is Vice-chair of the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee.

Chris Gastmans is a Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium. He was a member of the Bureau of the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics and held the positions of Secretary-General, Treasurer and President.

Calum MacKellar is Director of Research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, Edinburgh and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies at St Mary's University, Twickenham.

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