Dutch Treatment

A Eureka Moment for Holland's Medical Ethics

There seems to be no end to the creativity of the right-to-die movement in the Netherlands. How about a euthanasia delivery service? The lobby group Right To Die wants mobile euthanasia teams to buzz around the streets in vans so that patients can die at home, not in a hospital.1

At the moment, this is no more than a proposal, but proposals have a way of becoming policy in the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia.

Unlike most other countries, where euthanasia is still taboo, in the Netherlands doctors are constantly expanding the circle of eligibility for a lethal injection. A recent position paper2 from the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG)...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #20, Spring 2012 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo20/dutch-treatment

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