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Abstract

The three major goals of the conference were: information, Eurodebate, and methodology concerning the practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands. First and foremost, the conference was meant to fully and openly inform about the facts of medical practice, the societal debate, and legislation regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands. Second, the European context requires that questions from abroad as well as implications of Dutch practices for European regulations about end of life decisions to be highlighted. In doing so, high priority was to be given to critical and evaluative comment provided by participants from the twelve member states regarding the developments in the Netherlands. Third, efforts would be made to discover the methods of ethical debate underlying the developments in the Netherlands over the past two decades. Wherever possible, one would also try to compare methodologies of the ethical debate. Views offered during the conference are summarized in the form of a table. Information given during the course of two round table debates is detailed and discussed.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16636 EN (1996) 185pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mrs Christiane Bardoux, DG XII-E-4, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5254-2
Record Number: 199610465 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en