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
Pages (from-to)419-437
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Medicine and Philosophy
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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The medical exception : Physicians, euthanasia and the dutch criminal law. / Welie, Jos V. M.

In: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1992, p. 419-437.

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