Cambridge Bioethics and Law
Jones, David Albert (EDT)
Gastmans, Chris (EDT)
Mackellar, Calum (EDT)
Cambridge Univ Pr 2018/12
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2017.
Written for students and researchers in legal, medical and social ethics, the authors examine evidence on euthanasia from Belgium, one of only five countries where it is legal. A valuable contribution to the international debate about assisted dying, this book is an ideal foundation for informed debate on this complex issue.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Euthanasia Legislation in Belgium and its Applications: 1. A discussion of the legal rules on euthanasia in Belgium briefly compared with the rules in Luxembourg and the Netherlands Herman Nys; 2. The Belgian experience of euthanasia since its legal implementation in 2002 Etienne Montero; 3. Ethics and the psychiatric dimensions of physician assisted suicide: a view from the United States Daniel P. Sulmasy; Part ll. Euthanasia and End of Life Care: 4. Assisted dying - the current situation in Flanders: euthanasia embedded in palliative care Paul Vanden Berghe, Arsene Mullie, Marc Desmet and Gert Huysmans; PostScript: death as disruption or disruptive dying? Some further reflections since 2013 'Assisted dying - the current situation in Flanders: euthanasia embedded in palliative care' Paul Vanden Berghe, Marc Desmet and Gert Huysmans; 5. The practice of continuous sedation at the end of life in Belgium: how does it compare to UK practice, and is it being used as a form of euthanasia? Sigrid Sterckx and Kasper Rau; 6. 2002-2016: fourteen years of euthanasia in Belgium: first-line observations by an oncologist Benoit Beuselinck; 7. 'A last act of grace'? Organ donation and euthanasia in Belgium Trevor Stammers; Part lll. Euthanasia and Particular Vulnerable Groups: 8. A life worth living? Disabled people and euthanasia in Belgium Kevin Fitzpatrick and David Albert Jones; 9. Euthanasia in patients with intolerable suffering due to an irremediable psychiatric illness: a psychiatric perspective Joris Vandenberghe; 10. Euthanasia in children: keep asking the right questions Stefaan Van Gool and Jan De Lepeleire; 11. Euthanizing people who are 'tired of life' Raphael Cohen-Almagor; 12. Euthanasia in persons with severe dementia Chris Gastmans; Part lV. Euthanasia in Belgium: A Philosophical and Bioethical Discussion: 13. Some possible consequences arising from the normalisation of euthanasia in Belgium Calum MacKellar; 14. Euthanasia and assisted suicide in Belgium: bringing an end to interminable discussion David Albert Jones; 15. Psychiatric patients and the culture of euthanasia in Belgium Willem Lemmens; Final conclusions on final solutions David Albert Jones, Chris Gastmans and Calum MacKellar.