Do you believe that euthanasia has been performed in our country secretly, although it is illegal?
In addition, the authors deliver a quick overlook of dilemmas concerning legalisation and application of euthanasia.
The bill obliges physicians to report euthanasia to the prosecution, while euthanasia itself remains a criminal offence.
No legislation has addressed questions of withholding or withdrawing treatment, terminal sedation, or voluntary active euthanasia.
What about the theological sanctity of human life argument, which also condemns voluntary active euthanasia?
Indeed, as long as lethal palliation is permitted, those distinctions cannot even place withdrawing life-sustaining treatment and active euthanasia on different sides of the line.
Eighty-one of 85 oncologists answered the question of who should decide to perform euthanasia.
If the patient's condition is intolerable, a physician may chose to perform euthanasia when he considers the conflicting duties carefully.
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