Overview:Asking to Die: Inside the Dutch Debate about Euthanasia - claim was that he had faced a conflict of duties pitting his legal duty not to kill against his duty as a physician to relieve his patient's unbearable suffering. He was acquitted on the important grounds of conflict of duty. These grounds are based on a concept in Dutch law called "force majeure" 4 which recognizes extenuating circumstances such as conflicts of duty. The acquittal was upheld by the Lower Court of Alkmaar, but revoked by an Amsterdam court of appeal. The case went on to the Supreme Court, but before the Supreme Court's decision was issued, the Royal Dutch Medical Association (RDMA) attempted to clarify the criteria for euthanasia that many within the profession already accepted. The RDMA proposed that physicians be permitted to perform euthanasia provided that a set of procedures had been met. Variously stated, the guidelines contain the following central provisions: Voluntary, competent, explicit, and persistent requests on the part of the * patient; Requests based on full information; * The patient is in a situation of intolerable and hopeless suffering (either * physical or mental); No further acceptable alternatives to euthanasia. All alternatives * acceptable to the patient for relief of suffering having been tried; Consultation with at least one other physician whose judgment can be * 5 expected to be independent. Indirectly, these guidelines became the criteria prosecutors used to decide whether or not to bring charges.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603729792-9780792351863. It was written by the following authors: David C. Thomasma, G.L Kimsma, Thomasine Kimbrough Kushner, C. Ciesielski-Carlucci. Book Asking to Die: Inside the Dutch Debate about Euthanasia, which can be read online, published by the company: Springer. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Medicine, Technology, Beliefs, Science, Spirituality. The book was published on 1998-10-31. It has 588 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 2300 g. File for download Asking to Die: Inside the Dutch Debate about Euthanasia has PDF format and is called asking-to-die-inside-the-dutch-debate-about-euthanasia.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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