Sunday, September 11, 2011

Netherlands: More Medicalized Killing Proposed

Why am I not surprised? Dutch doctors are formulating new euthanasia rules that will essentially allow more people to be killed by the medical profession. Aren't we all so lucky?
Euthanasia advice redefines suffering
A new position paper just published by the Dutch Physicians Association (KNMG) says unbearable and lasting suffering should not be the only criteria physicians consider when a patient requests euthanasia.
The KNMG says the new guidelines will clarify the responsibilities, possibilities and limitations that physicians have within the regulations of the 2002 euthanasia law (Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide [Review Procedures] Act or Euthanasia Act for short). more

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