Year: 1992 Source: Frederick, MD: University Publishing Group Inc., 1992. p.56-68 SIEC No: 20070618

This chapter discusses euthanasia in the Netherlands from a medical viewpoint. The definitions used in Dutch discussion on this subject are provided & a review of the history of euthanasia in the Netherlands follows. The latter half of the chapter includes discussion of the incidence of euthanasia, active termination of life in incompetent patients, & other points for discussion, namely does legalization of euthanasia harm society & does it harm the image of medical professionals as healers? (14 refs.)