[Passive euthanasia in clinical practice--the medical decision reflected in the legal position].

@article{Mller2008PassiveEI,
  title={[Passive euthanasia in clinical practice--the medical decision reflected in the legal position].},
  author={Torger M{\"o}ller and Bernd Grabensee and Helmut Frister},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2008},
  volume={133 20},
  pages={
          1059-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND Doctors are often confronted with end-of-life decisions. When deciding on the withdrawal of medical treatment physicians have to consider the legal position. This study was done to evaluated how far doctors at the university medical center in Düsseldorf had acted in conformity with the established case law in Germany. METHODS Between April and August 2006 doctors at the university medical center in Düsseldorf filled in a standardized questionnaire about the decisions they had taken… CONTINUE READING