Euthanasia in the Netherlands. The Policy and Practice of Mercy Killing Raphael Cohen-Almagor. Preliminaries: Comparative Law. Part A: Background. 1. The Two Research Reports of 1990 and 1995 and Their Interpretations 2. The Practice of Euthanasia and the Legal Framework. Part B: Fieldwork.
The Policy and Practice of Mercy Killing
What do you think?
I intentionally refrained from explaining the term “culture of death.” I wanted to see whether the interviewees have different ideas on what would constitute such a culture.
The patient need not be terminally ill to satisfy this requirement and the suffering need not necessarily be physical.
Since the 1991 Chabot case, patients with a psychiatric disorder must be examined by at least two other doctors, one of whom must be a psychiatrist.
Since the legalization of the new law, cases of euthanasia and PAS are reported to the regional committees instead of the prosecutorial authorities.