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Physician-assisted death in perspective : assessing the Dutch experience /
edited by Stuart J. Youngner, Gerrit K. Kimsma.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
description
xxv, 403 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1107007569 (hardback), 9781107007567 (hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
isbn
1107007569 (hardback)
9781107007567 (hardback)
abstract
"This book is the first comprehensive report and analysis of the Dutch euthanasia experience over the last three decades. In contrast to most books about euthanasia, which are written by authors from countries where the practice is illegal and therefore practiced only secretly, this book analyzes empirical data and real-life clinical behavior. Its essays were written by the leading Dutch scholars and clinicians who shaped euthanasia policy and who have studied, evaluated, and helped regulate it. Some of them have themselves practiced euthanasia. The book will contribute to the world literature on physician-assisted death by providing a comprehensive examination of how euthanasia has been practiced and how it has evolved in one specific national and cultural context. It will greatly advance the understanding of euthanasia among both advocates and opponents of the practice"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8653371
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This title is a comprehensive report and analysis of the Dutch euthanasia experience over the last three decades. Its essays were written by the Dutch scholars and clinicians who shaped euthanasia policy and who have studied, evaluated and helped regulate it.
Main Description
This book is the first comprehensive report and analysis of the Dutch euthanasia experience over the last three decades. In contrast to most books about euthanasia, which are written by authors from countries where the practice is illegal and therefore practised only secretly, this book analyzes empirical data and real-life clinical behavior. Its essays were written by the leading Dutch scholars and clinicians who shaped euthanasia policy and who have studied, evaluated and helped regulate it. Some of them have themselves practised euthanasia. The book will contribute to the world literature on physician-assisted death by providing a comprehensive examination of how euthanasia has been practised and how it has evolved in one specific national and cultural context. It will greatly advance the understanding of euthanasia among both advocates and opponents of the practice.
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This book is the first comprehensive report and analysis of the Dutch euthanasia experience over the last three decades. In contrast to most books about euthanasia, which are written by authors from countries where the practice is illegal, this book analyzes empirical data and real-life clinical behavior. Its essays were written by the Dutch scholars and clinicians who shaped euthanasia policy and who have studied, evaluated, and helped regulate it.
Library of Congress Summary
"This book is the first comprehensive report and analysis of the Dutch euthanasia experience over the last three decades. In contrast to most books about euthanasia, which are written by authors from countries where the practice is illegal and therefore practiced only secretly, this book analyzes empirical data and real-life clinical behavior. Its essays were written by the leading Dutch scholars and clinicians who shaped euthanasia policy and who have studied, evaluated, and helped regulate it. Some of them have themselves practiced euthanasia. The book will contribute to the world literature on physician-assisted death by providing a comprehensive examination of how euthanasia has been practiced and how it has evolved in one specific national and cultural context. It will greatly advance the understanding of euthanasia among both advocates and opponents of the practice"--Provided by publisher.
Description for Bookstore
This book is the first comprehensive report and analysis of the Dutch euthanasia experience over the last three decades. Its essays were written by the Dutch scholars and clinicians who shaped euthanasia policy and who have studied, evaluated and helped regulate it.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Background and History
The lateness of the Dutch euthanasia debate and its consequences
Classifications and definitions: Dutch developments
The legalization of euthanasia in the Netherlands: revolutionary normality
The normative context of the Dutch euthanasia law
Dutch social groups on euthanasia: the political spectrum on ending life on request
The Dutch social fabric: health care, trust, and solidarity
Regulation and Practice Deficiencies
The unreported cases
Physician-assistance in dying without an explicit request by the patient
When requests do not result in euthanasia or assisted suicide
Dutch euthanasia in retrospect
Quality Assurance
Euthanasia consultants: professional assessment before euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands
Reviews after the act: the role and the work of regional euthanasia review committees
Palliative care and physician-assisted death
Learning from the Practice
Unbearable suffering and advanced dementia: the moral problems of advance directives for euthanasia
Decision making capacity in patients who are in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease and who request physician-assisted suicide
Being 'weary of life' as cause for seeking euthanasia of physician-assisted suicide
Shared obligations and 'medical friendships' in assisted dying: moral and psychological repercussions reconsidered
Depression, euthanasia and assisted suicide
End-of-life decisions in children and newborns in the Netherlands
Hastening death through voluntary cessation of eating and drinking: a survey
The Challenge of Unbearable Suffering
The subjectivity of suffering and the normativity of unbearableness
Assessment of unbearable and hopeless suffering in evaluating a request to end life
Overview
The regulation of euthanasia: how successful is the Dutch system?
No regrets
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