The medical exception: Physicians, euthanasia and the dutch criminal law

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Abstract

The legalization of euthanasia, both in the Netherlands and in other countries is usually justified in reference to the right to autonomy of patients. Utilizing recent Dutch jurisprudence, this article intends to show that the judicial proceedings on euthanasia in the Netherlands have not so much enhanced the autonomy of patients, as the autonomy of the medical profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-437
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Medicine and Philosophy (United Kingdom)
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy

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