Ost, Suzanne and Mullock, Alexandra (2011) Pushing the boundaries of lawful assisted dying in the Netherlands? Existential suffering and lay assistance. European Journal of Health Law, 18 (2). pp. 163-189. ISSN 0929-0273Full text not available from this repository.
Two matters that have a significant presence in the contemporary Dutch assisted dying debate are the nature of the suffering that is required for an assisted death to be lawful and the issue of who can lawfully assist. This paper explores whether the lawful medical assisted dying model is too restrictive in failing to recognise existential suffering, considering selected case studies involving such suffering and lay assisted death. It addresses the question whether the Netherlands would take a trip down a slippery slope if the lawful model of assisted death were extended to cases where individuals are ‘tired of life’.
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Health Law|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Assisted dying ; Netherlands ; existential suffering ; suffering from life ; tired of life ; accomplished life ; completed life ; lay assistance|
|Subjects:||K Law > K Law (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School|
|Deposited By:||Dr Suzanne Ost|
|Deposited On:||11 Apr 2011 08:56|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:03|
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