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By David C. Thomasma, Thomasine Kimbrough Kushner, G.L Kimsma, C. Ciesielski-Carlucci

ISBN-10: 0306468638

ISBN-13: 9780306468636

ISBN-10: 0792351851

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The Dutch event with euthanasia is effective for all cultures embroiled in debates approximately its morality. within the Netherlands, medical professionals can overtly and deliberately finish the lifetime of their sufferers. this tradition inescapably affects the perform of drugs all over the international. but for a rustic yielding a lot strength in shaping our concepts and guidelines, it truly is specifically harmful to forget its personal struggles with euthanasia. The arguments, legislation, and coverage alterations shouldn't be missed or misunderstood. with out an sufficient portrait of the interior Dutch debate, together with public arguments in addition to intensely own tales - as set forth in Asking to Die - the dear classes from the Netherlands should be misplaced for different international locations. This publication accordingly differs from different released books on euthanasia in that it addresses the controversy, because it is presently formulated, between Dutch physicians, policy-makers, lecturers, legal professionals, and bioethicists, in addition to households, and it does so utilizing educational papers in addition to own reviews.

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Regulating Death: Euthanasia and the Case of the Netherlands. New York: Free Press, 1991. 13. Judith Arlene Klotzo, unpublished manuscript. 14. Sue Rodriquez died on February 7, 1994; the result of a successful assisted suicide. No prosecution followed. 15. See: Sue Rodriquez v. The Attorney General of Canada and the Attorney General of British Columbia. Canada Supreme Court Reports, Part 4, 1993, vol. 3: 603; and Singer P. Rethinking Life and Death. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1994: 150-1.

Questionable cases are debated in a central meeting and then the decision is made to prosecute or not. "7,8 These reports of empirical research contain figures, definitions and statements without any international comparison or consensus. The Dutch effort stands by itself: no other country has undertaken comparable research on such a scale. S. State. The Dutch population consists of 15 million people, and these figures as social-geographical parameters may explain why nationwide research into the medical decisions of ending lives has been possible in the Netherlands but does not take place in countries like the USA, with a much more diverse population of 268 million.

25. Van der Wal G. Unrequested termination of life: is it permissible? Bioethics 1993; 7: 330-9. 26. Court of Appeals Amsterdam, 7 November 1995. 27. Court of Appeals Leeuwarden, 4 April 1996. 28. See note 5. van der Maas , Van der Wal, Haverkate, et al, 1996; and See note 17. Van der Wal, van der Maas, Bosma, 1996. 29. Ibid. 30. Gevers JKM. Legislation on euthanasia: recent developments in the Netherlands. Journal of Medical Ethics 1992; 18: 138-41. 31. Sneiderman B, Verhoef J. Euthanasia in the Netherlands.

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