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The Belgian law on euthanasia - The historical and ethical background

Januari 2003 - ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA. 102(6). p.394-397

Author: Etienne Vermeersch
 
UGent publication: yes
 
UGent classification: A1
 
Abstract
A survey is provided of the genesis of the euthanasia laws in Belgium and the Netherlands, with the intent to provide a clear idea of the concepts involved and of the rationale for their introduction. The role of the Belgian Consultative Committee on Bioethics in the development of the ethical discussion in Belgium is explained as well as the essence of the profound ethical divide between the 'coalition' and the Christian Democrats. After a summary of the basic points of the law, a comparison is made between the Belgian and the Dutch laws and their ethical foundations.
 
Citation
 
Chicago

Vermeersch, Etienne. 2002. “The Belgian Law on Euthanasia - The Historical and Ethical Background.” Acta Chirurgica Belgica 102 (6): 394–397.

APA

Vermeersch, E. (2002). The Belgian law on euthanasia - The historical and ethical background. ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA102(6), 394–397.

Vancouver

1. 

Vermeersch, E. The Belgian law on euthanasia - The historical and ethical background. ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA. Brussels: Acta Medical Belgica; 2002;102(6):394–7. 

MLA

Vermeersch, Etienne. “The Belgian Law on Euthanasia - The Historical and Ethical Background.” ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA 102.6 (2002): 394–397. Print.