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By John Griffiths, Heleen Weyers, Maurice Adams

This publication is a successor to Euthanasia and legislations within the Netherlands (Amsterdam collage Press 1998). This moment variation emphasizes contemporary criminal advancements and new examine, and has been elevated to incorporate an entire remedy of Belgium, the place, because 2002, euthanasia has additionally turn into felony. additionally integrated are brief descriptions of the felony events and what's identified approximately genuine practices in a few different ecu nations — the united kingdom, Switzerland, France, and Spain. The ebook strives for as entire and dispassionate an outline of the placement as attainable, protecting intimately: --- the noticeable legislations appropriate to euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, withholding and taking flight remedy, use of ache reduction in almost certainly deadly doses, terminal sedation, and termination of existence with no request — fairly relating to child infants --- the method of felony improvement that has ended in the present kingdom of the legislations --- the approach of criminal keep watch over and its operation in perform --- the result of empirical learn bearing on genuine scientific perform

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Unless otherwise noted, the translations of legal and other texts in part III has been done by the authors of the respective chapters. We have tried to make the book useful for a wide variety of readers (among them doctors, lawyers, policy-makers, scholars in the fields of health law, comparative law and sociology of law, ethicists, and interested members of the general public). Not all readers will be equally interested in all of the subjects covered in the various chapters, or in the level of detail at which some subjects are treated.

In fact, we have a number of more ‘theoretical’ interests to which we hope this book will also make a contribution. We will return to these at various points in the book 5 6 GB&W: 20–21. See ch 6, n 1. (B) Griffiths Ch1 6 30/4/08 16:15 Page 6 Euthanasia and Law in Europe (in particular in part IV) but this is the place to let the reader know what our theoretical agenda is.

He is consultant to UNESCO for bioethical law. His standard work on Belgian medical law was published in Dutch (1991/ revised 2005) and French (1995), and he is the editor of the International Encyclopaedia of Medical Law (a loose leaf review of medical law of many national states). His main research interests are patients’ rights, genetics, biomedical research with human beings and end-of-life issues. He is member of the Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics and various institutional ethics committees.

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