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First do no harm: intentionally shortening lives of patients without their explicit request in Belgium

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to provide a critical review of one of the most worrying aspects of the euthanasia policy and practice in Belgium-the deliberate shortening of lives of some patients without their explicit voluntary request. Some suggestions designed to improve the situation and prevent abuse are offered.

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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). First do no harm: intentionally shortening lives of patients without their explicit request in Belgium. Journal of medical ethics, 41(8), 625-629. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2014-102387

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 13, 2015
Online Publication Date Jun 3, 2015
Publication Date 2015-08
Deposit Date Jun 3, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 3, 2015
Journal Journal of medical ethics
Print ISSN 0306-6800
Electronic ISSN 1473-4257
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 8
Pages 625-629
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2014-102387
Keywords Health Policy; Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); Issues, ethics and legal aspects; Health(social science)
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/374673
Publisher URL http://jme.bmj.com/content/41/8/625
Copyright Statement ©2016 University of Hull
Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of medical ethics, v.41, issue 8.

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