Dr herbert hendin, a leading scholar on assisted suicide, notes that a study of dutch hospitals found that doctors and nurses reported that more requests for euthanasia came from families than from patients themselves the investigator concluded that the families, the doctors, and the nurses were. Euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is when action is taken to end the life of a person who is undergoing persistent suffering is it right or wrong. While there are studies of seriously ill patients' interest in euthanasia and pas, there are no data on the attitudes and desires of terminally ill patients lists of physicians within each site were obtained from state boards of medical registration, state medical societies, and membership lists from the. So far, only the netherlands and belgium have legalized euthanasia euthanasia is defined as the intentional termination by a physician of the life of a patient at the patient's explicit request in the netherlands, three nationwide studies on medical practice concerning the end of life were conducted the most recent study. Medical research is essential if medicine is to advance further when the focus changes from curing the condition to killing the individual with the condition, this whole process is threatened the increasing acceptance of prenatal diagnosis and.
After legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide by the dutch government in 2002, the number of cases was found to have decreased in 2005 usa, said: we commend onwuteaka-philipsen and colleagues for their careful, rigorous study, but additional information from in-depth interviews in cases. Legalising euthanasia and/or assisted suicide will have a great impact on society and will affect everyone in one way or another having personal autonomy in end -of-life decision making does not mean that family members and friends will not feel guilt, anger or bitterness the process of medical research to find cures for. Abstract background in 1991 a new procedure for report— ing physician- assisted deaths was introduced in the netherlands that led to a tripling in the number of re- ported cases in 1995, as part of an evaluation of this procedure, a nationwide study of euthanasia and other medical practices'concerning the end of life. In 2010, 4050 persons died from euthanasia or from assisted suicide on request according to research done by the vrije universiteit (amsterdam), university medical center utrecht and statistics netherlands, and published in the lancet, this is not more than before the.
In 1990 and 1991 and in 1995 and 1996, we performed two studies of euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and other medical practices involving the end of life in the netherlands detailed information about the design of these studies has been reported elsewhere in three parts of the studies, detailed. Unfortunately it appears that euthanasia has become a decelerator on the advances of veterinary medicine to us euthanasia was presented by several veterinarians as the only alternative, yet treatment was available but we could only find this after intense private research is it possible that the treatment.
Two decades of research on euthanasia in the netherlands have resulted into clear insights in the frequency and characteristics of euthanasia and other medical end-of-life decisions in the netherlands these empirical studies have contributed to the quality of the public debate, and to the regulating and. British journal of medicine and medical research, issn: 2231-0614,vol: 9, issue: 7 minireview article arguments in support and against euthanasia visnja strinic1 1municipal criminal court, university of split, dracevac bb, 21000 split, croatia abstracts the aim of this article is to present and confront the arguments.