Euthanasia for children and young people?

Title

Euthanasia for children and young people?

Creator

Kelly D

Publisher

International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

Date

2014

Subject

adolescent; Child; Humans; Young Adult; Great Britain; Euthanasia; Europe

Description

In February 2014 the Belgian parliament voted to extend the existing euthanasia law to cover children under the age of 18. The law sanctions euthanasia for children with terminal or incurable conditions who are near death, suffering 'constant and unbearable pain', and whose parents and health professionals agree with the decision. The child also has to be interviewed by a psychologist or psychiatrist to ascertain and certify their 'capacity of discernment'.
2014-05

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

211-211

Issue

5

Volume

20

Citation

Kelly D, “Euthanasia for children and young people?,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14905.

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