Advance euthanasia directives: a controversial case and its ethical implications.

@article{Miller2019AdvanceED,
  title={Advance euthanasia directives: a controversial case and its ethical implications.},
  author={David Gibbes Miller and Rebecca S. Dresser and Scott Y H Kim},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2019},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={
          84-89
        }
}
Authorising euthanasia and assisted suicide with advance euthanasia directives (AEDs) is permitted, yet debated, in the Netherlands. We focus on a recent controversial case in which a Dutch woman with Alzheimer's disease was euthanised based on her AED. A Dutch euthanasia review committee found that the physician performing the euthanasia failed to follow due care requirements for euthanasia and assisted suicide. This case is notable because it is the first case to trigger a criminal… CONTINUE READING

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