Self-requested euthanasia for children in Belgium

Title

Self-requested euthanasia for children in Belgium

Creator

Dan B; Fonteyne C; de Cléty Stéphan Clément

Publisher

Lancet

Date

2014

Subject

Humans; Young Adult; Palliative Care; Mental Competency; Personal Autonomy; Euthanasia; Choice Behavior; Minors; Europe; Belgium; Patient Rights; quality of life; adolescent; decision making; Active; Voluntary; Wedge Argument

Description

In the complex patient—doctor relationship, the principle of personal autonomy has gradually acquired more weight against medical paternalism, both in clinical practice and in bioethical thinking. 1 In many countries, this change has been incorporated into national legislation in the past 20 years. The Belgian Act on Patients' Rights was promulgated in 2002. In the same year, the Belgian Act on Palliative Care was adopted, which grants access to palliative care that focuses on improving quality of ...
2014-02

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

671-672

Issue

9918

Volume

383

Citation

Dan B; Fonteyne C; de Cléty Stéphan Clément, “Self-requested euthanasia for children in Belgium,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 3, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15023.

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