Should Doctors Suggest Euthanasia to Their Patients? Reflections on Dutch Perspectives
Author: Cohen-Almagor, R.
Source: Theoretical Medicine, Volume 23, Numbers 4-5, 2002 , pp. 287-303(17)
During the summer of 1999 and in April 2002 I went to the Netherlands in order to meet some of the leading authorities on the euthanasia policy. They were asked multiple questions. This study reports the main findings to the question: should doctors suggest euthanasia to their patients? Some interviewees did not observe any significant ethical concerns involved in suggesting euthanasia. For various reasons they thought physicians should offer euthanasia as an option. Two interviewees asserted that doctors don't propose euthanasia to their patients. Five interviewees objected to physician's initiative.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Library and Information Studies and Department of Communication, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
Publication date: January 1, 2002